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Edison: Inventing the Century (Paperback)
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Edison: Inventing the Century (Paperback)

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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 02/07/2001
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The genius of Thomas Edison is widely acknowledged, and Edison himself has become an almost mythical figure. But how much do we really know about the man who considered deriving rubber from a goldenrod plant as opposed to the genius who gave us electric light? In this text, Neil Baldwin gives a complex portrait of the inventor - both myth and man - and an account of the intellectual climate of the country he worked in and irrevocably changed.

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226035710
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 35 mm
Edition: Revised edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Baldwin has demythologized the man and left the genius bigger than life."-David Gates, "Newsweek"
"Edison has been the subject of many earlier biographical studies, yet Mr. Baldwin sees more clearly than the rest how Edison's life was his greatest invention."-G. Pascal Zachary, "Wall Street Journal"
"In this scrupulously detailed, thoroughly captivating biography, Neil Baldwin presents America in a man--as strange, obsessed, and tangled and brilliant as the age he literally illuminated. After reading "Edison", you wonder how it is possible to understand the country without him."--Roger Rosenblatt--Roger Rosenblatt
In this scrupulously detailed, thoroughly captivating biography, Neil Baldwin presents America in a man as strange, obsessed, and tangled and brilliant as the age he literally illuminated. After reading "Edison," you wonder how it is possible to understand the country without him. --Roger Rosenblatt"

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