Edison, inventing the century
The genius of America's most prolific inventor, Thomas Edison, is widely acknowledged, and Edison himself has become an almost mythic 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? Neil Baldwin gives us a complex portrait of the inventor himself-both myth and man-and a multifaceted account of the intellectual climate of the country he worked in and irrevocably changed.
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Review: Edison Inventing the CenturyUser Review - Mariah Smith - Goodreads
This could be a textbook for a course titled "Edison's Impact on Industry." Because it has such a strong textbook style, it lacks passion, and functions primarily as a reference book. Thick with details, it is probably among the best of Edison biographies. Read full review
Review: Edison Inventing the CenturyUser Review - Dan - Goodreads
There were a lot of tedious tangents, and the author really never gave life to Edison. I had a better idea of the research behind the book than I did the man behind the curtain. Read full review