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The Resource Edison, inventing the century, Neil Baldwin

Edison, inventing the century, Neil Baldwin

Label
Edison, inventing the century
Title
Edison, inventing the century
Statement of responsibility
Neil Baldwin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Neil Baldwin's Edison: Inventing the Century is the first biography of one of the seminal figures in our history to examine him as both myth and man, assessing his remarkable accomplishments while taking thorough measure of the paradoxes of his character. Drawing upon unprecedented access to Edison family papers and years of research at the Edison corporate archives, Baldwin offers a revealing portrait of the inventor, in which we discover a man whose life epitomized the American dream as fully as he became a victim of its darker side
  • From his years as a fragile boy hawking newspapers on trains throughout the Midwest to his arrival in New York City as an itinerant telegrapher seeking his fortune; from his development of the light bulb to his spectacular electrification of lower Manhattan; from his struggles to create the phonograph and motion picture and bring them to market to his obsessive search for a source of natural rubber even as he was dying, Edison: Inventing the Century is an enthralling chronicle of the most revered figure of his time
  • Alongside the esteemed scientist stands the fiercely self-aggrandizing manufacturer of his own myth; the man possessed by a virtually incessant flow of ideas, who often fights brutally to protect those ideas in the marketplace; the man who publicly preaches the values of home life while his own family is plagued by clinical depression and alcoholism, and while his six neglected, aimless children from two marriages try to step from his massive shadow, yet prove, almost inevitably, to be a disappointment
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baldwin, Neil
Dewey number
  • 621.3/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK140.E3
LC item number
B25 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Inventors
  • Electrical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Inventors
  • United States
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Edison, inventing the century, Neil Baldwin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-513) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30812658
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 531 p.
Isbn
9780786860418
Lccn
94027984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30812658
  • (OCoLC)30812658
Label
Edison, inventing the century, Neil Baldwin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-513) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm30812658
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 531 p.
Isbn
9780786860418
Lccn
94027984
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o30812658
  • (OCoLC)30812658

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