The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

by Ernest Freeberg
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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very entertaining look at something we all take for granted...even though we haven't had it very long. Worth reading just to illuminate (pun intended) everything you will ever read or watch about the late 19th and early 20th Century.
Lufbra More than 1 year ago
Comprehensive social history the ubiquitous light bulb and how it impacted American life and society. The world of the rich man and the poor, the urbanite and the farmer are all explored in this book and the author paints a compelling picture of American life before and after the advent of artificial light. A wealth of people and institutions populate this book and they all have a part to play as the reader is lead along on this memorable journey. A joy to read for both history buffs and the everyman you won't feel your time is wasted.
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AnObjectivist More than 1 year ago
I did not finish the book. The author's leftist bias came out on nearly every page. This is not an objective history / biography, but a propaganda vehicle for the author.
guitaoist3 More than 1 year ago
He killed animals to show how dangerous (powerful) teslas energy was and now the man who invented free energy died penniless because of edison plus jp morgan had the stock on copper, which required nonfree methods in order for him to profit from the copper. Read the wizard about tesla, the true scientist revolutionary. Though im sure this book is full of fascinating bias information about how edison was "what it was all about"