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Thomas A. Edison and the modernization of America

Author: Martin V Melosi
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2008.
Series: Library of American biography (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This book chronicles America's most accomplished inventor and his contribution to the modern world. Author Martin V. Melosi reveals Edison's mind as not only supremely creative and innovative, but also finely tuned to the needs of the business sector. This updated edition connects the inventions to their lasting effects on American culture and the economy, while relating Edison's personal story to the larger  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin V Melosi
ISBN: 9780205539390 0205539394
OCLC Number: 79001986
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 228 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Editor's Preface Author's Preface *On the Urban Frontier *Itinerant Telegrapher *An Inventor's Apprenticeship *Invention Factory *Success in a Cotton Thread *Electrifying the World *Gilded Age Industrialist *The Persistence of Vision *The Corporate Image *The Wizard at War *Twilight Years *Legacy Study and Discussion Questions A Note on the Sources Index.
Series Title: Library of American biography (New York, N.Y.)
Responsibility: Martin V. Melosi.
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"This book chronicles America's most accomplished inventor and his contribution to the modern world. Author Martin V. Melosi reveals Edison's mind as not only supremely creative and innovative, but also finely tuned to the needs of the business sector. This updated edition connects the inventions to their lasting effects on American culture and the economy, while relating Edison's personal story to the larger historical picture."--BOOK JACKET.

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