The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television

The Last Lone Inventor: A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television

by Evan I. Schwartz
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extraordinary story well researched and told.
Jake_3 More than 1 year ago
In the last lone inventor a tenacious young inventor named Philo T. Farnsworth starts to tinker with all of his family's possessions starting with the generator, and gradually develops the key that will only work on the one ignition switch it is magnetized to. As Philo becomes older he thinks up a device to replace the radio called, Television, and this device would project images on a screen and people could watch live T.V. on their sofas instead of hearing them over a speaker. AS the plot thickens, every story has to have a villain and this one wants Philo's designs and his name is David Sarnoff CEO of RCA. this story is a great back and forth of ideas and prototypes. As you will see Sarnoff will have the advantage of money and employment of scientists, while Farnsworth is working in a little apartment in San Francisco. I liked how in this book Philo refuses to give up and let down people who have looked up to him. I do not like how it sounds so cliche because a boy has a dream and pursued his dream and in the end it has no twist it just says he succeeded. Although all these attributing factors I would read the book again and again and keep finding great hidden meanings and morals of this heartfelt book. I highly recommend the book Finding OZ it is about the conspiracies of what OZ is in The Wizard Of OZ. This book is highly attributed and very intriguing book. even if you aren't a fan of The Wizard Of OZ this book will still get you to formulate your own opinion, but subtly throwing in messages about the suspiciousness of OZ. The major theme in this book would be don't give up and try your hardest even if someone or something more powerful is your competitor, if you have the will to succeed you will. This is such a great meaning it really made me feel like i needed to finish everything i had started and give 150% to whatever I am doing.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A great story extremely well told. Without embellishment, the tension mounts as the brilliant lone inventor is slowly pulled into the brilliant businessman's trap. Like watching a train wreck in slow motion, the inevitability of the outcome matters not one whit; the drama is so engrossing that the denouement doesn't matter.