Critical Lives: Thomas Edison

Critical Lives: Thomas Edison

by Rudolph Valier Alvarado

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780028642291
Publisher: Alpha Books
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: Critical Lives Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.57(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Secret to Successiv
1The Merchant Prince1
2A Tramp Telegrapher Comes of Age17
3East to Boston29
4Escaping Obscurity in the Big Apple41
5The Invention Factory59
6The Wizard of Menlo Park73
7Edison Turns Off the Dark89
8The March on New York City107
9Changing Currents125
10The Rebirth of Edison's Phonograph145
11Edison's Greatest Folly161
12Focus on the Future: Edison's Kinetograph and Beyond181
13Twilight Comes203
Appendixes
AChronology225
BHonors233
CFurther Reading235
DSights and Sites247
EThe Edison Family249
Index255

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