Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Thomas Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world.
Inside you will read about...
✓ Edison's Early Life
✓ The Electric Light
✓ The War of the Currents
✓ Other Inventions and Projects
✓ Final Years and Death
✓ Edison's Legacy
And much more!
Edison is sometimes regarded as someone who loved arguing with other inventors who were going in different directions from him, yet his tenacity and dedication to his own work were what made so many of his inventions workable.
No matter which way you look at Edison, from failed businessman, renowned inventor, distant father to his children, or to an argumentative scientist, there is one thing everyone can agree on; Thomas Edison was pure genius. After all, in his world, nothing less would do.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Interesting overview and timeline encapsulating Edison's mindset and fascination with how things work and his ability to envision possibilities. Also a good analysis of Edison's place in time and culture which provided the foundation for the common element in most, if not all, of his inventions: practicality. He lived in age requiring hard work, determination and dedication be applied to whatever he considered worth doing. Amazingly, after pushing aside factors of entertainment and personal pleasure (and the value of such) as he solved problems, he reflected upon the fact he "never worked a day in his life". He just had fun. An insightful quick read.