Thomas Alva Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park

Thomas Alva Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park

by Daniel Alef

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Thomas Alva Edison: Wizard of Menlo Park by Daniel Alef

Biographical profile of Thomas Edison, regarded as the inventor of the "method of invention" as much as he is for being "the most prodigious inventor of his era, indeed of all time," as Time Magazine reported in 1999. Edison introduced the concept of the modern research facility and received 1,093 patents during his lifetime; no one else even comes close! Not all of his inventions were new discoveries; some were merely improvements in existing technology. Lamps and bulbs, for example, had been around for years, but his refinement, the incandescent bulb, made light practical, and brought it into shops, factories, and homes. And some of the patents should have been attributed to others who worked with Edison. Award-winning author and syndicated columnist Daniel Alef brings out the story of Edison and his remarkable life of ups, downs and achievements. [1,387-word Titans of Fortune article].

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608041213
Publisher: Titans of Fortune Publishing
Publication date: 12/31/2009
Series: Titans of Fortune
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 246 KB

About the Author

Daniel Alef has written many legal articles, one law book, one historical anthology, Centennial Stories, and authored the award-winning historical novel, Pale Truth (MaxIt Publishing, 2000). Foreword Magazine named Pale Truth book of the year for general fiction in 2001 and the novel received many outstanding reviews including ones from Publishers Weekly and the American Library Association's Booklist. A sequel to Pale Truth, currently entitled Measured Swords, has just been completed.

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