The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

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Random House, 1981 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 185 pages
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Beginning with Thomas Edison’s childhood, when he set up his first laboratory in his basement as a 10-year-old, and following through his many jobs before he was able to support himself as an inventor, this is the true story of the man who brought the world the phonograph, motion pictures, and even the electric light bulb—revolutionary inventions that forever changed the way people live.
“One of the most critically acclaimed, best-selling children’s book series ever published.”—The New York Times
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Contents

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About the author (1981)

Cousins spent over 25 years as an editor in New York--as Managing Editor of Good Housekeeping, then of McCall's; as a senior editor at Doubleday, then Fiction Editor for the Ladies Home Journal. She is a graduate of the University of Texas.