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Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs
     

Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs

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by Michelle Malkin
 

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Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress.

Call them America’s “tinkerpreneurs”—unsung innovators who

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Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress.

Call them America’s “tinkerpreneurs”—unsung innovators who commercialized their “little” ideas to create products, companies, wealth, and opportunities that thrive today. Tireless, self-made, and largely self-taught, they raised our standard of living with the creation of items we daily take for granted, from razors to bottle caps, flashlights to bridge cables.

This entertaining and enlightening treasury is, in part, Michelle Malkin’s response to President Obama’s infamous assertion that “if you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” She examines how factors such as profit motive, intellectual property rights, patriotism, faith, family, and an unwavering belief in American exceptionalism set the stage for the creation of toilet paper, glass bottles, the hydroelectric power plant, and more.

Demonized by the left as greedy villains and selfish barons, these visionaries have nurtured job-creating powerhouses used today by “progressive” propagandists who can’t comprehend how much comfort and convenience they enjoy as a result of the ingenious contributions by these original American dreamers. Are they rich? You bet. They earned their private rewards for the public good. Find out Who Built That—and the next time you turn on your air conditioner, say thank you.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780594794189
Publisher:
Mercury Ink
Publication date:
05/19/2015
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
47,962
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Michelle Malkin is a mother, wife, blogger, conservative syndicated columnist, pundit, and #1 New York Times bestselling author. She started her newspaper journalism career at the Los Angeles Daily News in 1992, moved to The Seattle Times in 1995, and has been penning nationally syndicated newspaper columns for Creators Syndicate since 1999. She is the founder of Hot Air and Twitchy.com. She lives with her husband and two children in the Colorado Springs area.

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Who Built That: Awe-Inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DOC2504 More than 1 year ago
Great book, Shows the true American in action. What makes us the strong people we are, that it is the individual American and not big liberal government that makes America strong and Does BUILD THAT contrary to what the communist Hussain Obama says.
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MommaP11 More than 1 year ago
I think this is a must read. It's very interesting, and I learned so much. It's amazing how so many inventions are interrelated. She even covers current inventions that are continuing to help amputees.