Edison: A Biography / Edition 1

Edison: A Biography / Edition 1

by Matthew Josephson, Josephson
     
 

Regarded as the classic standard biography on Thomas Edison. It is the only biography written in the last 40 years to be recommended by the official voice of the caretakers of the Edison Laboratory National Monument in New Jersey which houses all of Edison's original records, sketches, notes, correspondence and memoranda. Depicts Edison as a pivotal figure in America… See more details below

Overview

Regarded as the classic standard biography on Thomas Edison. It is the only biography written in the last 40 years to be recommended by the official voice of the caretakers of the Edison Laboratory National Monument in New Jersey which houses all of Edison's original records, sketches, notes, correspondence and memoranda. Depicts Edison as a pivotal figure in America's economic and industrial revolution success and at the same time as a human being, including his exploitative and, at times, crude qualities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471548065
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/25/1992
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.08(h) x 1.36(d)

Table of Contents

The Edisons.
Childhood and Boyhood.
The Wanderyears.
The Free-Lance Inventor.
Pluck-and-Luck Edison.
``A Bloated Eastern Manufacturer''.
The Inventor and the ``Barons''.
Menlo Park.
The Legend of the ``Wizard''.
Toward the Light of the World.
The Break-Through.
The Edison System.
Pearl Street.
``Science and Dollars...''.
The Middle Years: Second Marriage.
The Edison Laboratory, West Orange.
Formation of General Electric.
Breaking Rocks.
Motion Pictures.
A Stern Chase: The Storage Battery.
Canonization.
Sunset, with Electric Illuminations.
Appendix.
Index of Names and Subjects.

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