Uncommon Friends: Life with Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Harvey Firestone, Alexis Carrel, and Charles Lindbergh

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Newton engagingly recalls a lifetime of friendship with five giants of the twentieth century. Foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Index; photographs.

Warm, human, insightful portraits of 20th century heroes and heroines whose personal sides few people have known.

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Overview

Newton engagingly recalls a lifetime of friendship with five giants of the twentieth century. Foreword by Anne Morrow Lindbergh; Index; photographs.

Warm, human, insightful portraits of 20th century heroes and heroines whose personal sides few people have known.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156926201
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 6/28/1989
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 194,858
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Posted October 17, 2010

    Great

    An insightful look into people who lived when innovation was key to America. I found Newton's observations of these famous, brilliant people so fascinating I couldn't put the book down finishing it in a day and rereading it many times. Very inspirational 1

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2001

    If you need inspiration for business

    Never in one place have I had the opportunity to put together, in a coherent form, the lives of many of the people I've been reading about for so long. Most biographies about famous technical people are short on first person anecdotes and stories. This book allowed me to piece together many of the individual commentaries and quotes and stories and parables about Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and Harvey Firestone (and other prominent technical businessmen and their wives and families) that before were isolated and somewhat vague. I recommend that before you read this book you read as many personal biographies of these men and women as possible, and then use this book as the adhesive that largely binds the pieces together.

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