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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2014

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for m

    I am a high school sophomore and I chose to read this book for my project. I found this book to be very helpful when doing my project.
    It broadened my knowledge of a man I knew very little about. After reading Edison and the Rise of Innovation, I feel like I know more about
    Thomas Edison than before. Before I read the book, I thought all he did was invent the light bulb and our electrical lines. But after reading
    the book, I learned that he did more than that and he invented many things that are still used today. I liked that the author mainly stated
    Edison’s popular inventions and how he came to invent them. I liked how the he started with Edison’s early life and what he did when he
    was younger to when he became older. I liked how DeGraaf described the life of Edison, not just him as an inventor. The book had a lot of
    information about how he invented motion pictures, which was my favorite part. Another part I liked that DeGraaf described was the AC/DC
    controversy. I was surprised that when experimenting, they used the live animals to see how many volts were needed to kill someone. I
    liked many of the small things the author included in the book, like when he described how Edison proposed to his second wife, Mina. 
    The book was very interesting and entertaining to read, and gave more than enough information about Edison and his inventions. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2013

    Edison remains ever-relevant, and a role model for the legions o

    Edison remains ever-relevant, and a role model for the legions of inventive minds that continue to be inspired by this most inventive man. Teachers: buy this book and teach your students about Mr. Edison!

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