Shapers of Our Age

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Apr 10, 2009 - 282 pages
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Marconi didn't invent radio, Westinghouse didn't invent alternating current, Talbot didn't invent photography and Edward Jenner didn't invent vaccination. Innovators and inventors are wonderful thinkers but they are often poor communicators and business people. Thus, even if the change that they brought about altered or enhanced society, oftentimes they were forgotten, they did not receive public recognition or some other person took their credit. Sometimes the true innovators are not recognized for hundreds of years and, perhaps never.This book tells the story of a number of these people in a way that illustrates their lives as well as their achievements. It is meant to be entertaining and somewhat illuminating about the times in which these people lived.These tales are not definitive reference biographies of the personalities involved. They are tales of people with the same name in whose lives most of the events were identical to those of the personality.
 

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These tales are a fabulous read as well as being revealing about the age in which the inventor lived and about him or herself.
This is just the sort of bookmthat should adorn your bookshelf.

Contents

Contents
7
An Evangelist
23
The Best of Humors
43
An Illogical Love
61
Ben Shipton
85
The Printed Page
101
Commoner
133
The Painter of Light
147
A Pennyworth
165
Cowpox
179
Capturing the Sun
195
An Electric Personality
223
WaThoHuk
243
Opening the World
261
A Timeline of the Shapers of our Age
281
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About the author (2009)

John Graham is a scientist and a writer who has lived and worked in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. He has traveled the world over and spends a great deal of time reading. He has also published over thirty books ranging in subject matter from nuclear safety, through marathon running, chess, travel, biography, space, art and novels. In between times, he manages websites including the New Museum of Art.

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