the man and his works
  • 350 Pages
  • 2.39 MB
  • English
Garden City Pub. co. , Garden City, N.Y
Edison, Thomas A. -- 1847-
StatementGeorge S. Bryan.
SeriesStar series
LC ClassificationsTK140E3 B7, TK140E3 B7 1926
The Physical Object
Pagination350 p., [4] leaves of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21885482M

Aug 11,  · But the oddest feature of the book, is that Edison's life is presented in decade long chapters that run from Edison's death to his birth. Within each chapter events are presented chronologically, but at the end of say the chapter about Edison in his thirties, the book jumps back to Edison in his twenties/5().

Edison by Edmund Morris was a comprehensive and meticulously researched biography of Thomas Alva Edison. While Morris is one of our most esteemed biographers, this was a book that he chose to write in reverse chronological order, why I'm not sure, and due to his sudden death last year I'm not sure anyone can answer that question, but it was disconcerting/5.

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Oct 22,  · Edison was very complicated and most, even his family, did not understand him fully. This book has many technical details about his inventions and patents but they are presented by Morris in a very readable way.

The biggest problem with the book is the odd timeline used. Edison's life is given in reverse chronologic order/5. Nov 27,  · That Edison was almost entirely deaf from the age of 12 made his determination to capture and broadcast sound all the more poignant.

(Another deaf genius, Ludwig von Beethoven, is.

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One of history’s most prolific inventors receives his due from one of the world’s greatest biographers. Pulitzer and National Book Award winner Morris (This Living Hand and Other Essays,etc.), who died this year, agrees that Thomas Edison () almost certainly said, “genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration,” and few readers of this Author: Edmund Morris.

About Edison. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Time • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an. Oct 22,  · At a minimum, it takes some getting used to, because we’re never quite certain how one event builds upon another or whether a character who appears early in the book.

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As Edison knew, and Edmund Morris apparently doesn't, not all experiments work. Otherwise, this is an excellent biography. Morris gives attention to the man as well as his times, and probably pays more attention to Edison's family than Edison himself did.

The book's poor organization makes them difficult to get to know, but it is worth the effort. In this book, Mr. DeGraaf considers all of these activities, tracing the development of Edison’s inventions, and providing readers with a more complete, coherent and balanced narrative of the great inventor’s accomplishments–showing also how Edison’s approach to innovation changed with time.

Oct 26,  · Some may close the book at this point; others might wait for the numbing details of battery development, presumably chiefly of interest to patent lawyers, which rather obscure Edison’s real Author: John S Gardner. Morris’s book is not built as a revisionist biography—more on its strange architecture in a moment—but it usefully demolishes several myths that have accreted around Edison’s legacy in Author: Edmund Morris.

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Thomas Alva Edison, –, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time, but his formal schooling was limited to three months in Port Huron, Mich., in Nov 01,  · The Life of Thomas Edison David Oshinsky talks about Edmund Morris’s “Edison,” and Tina Jordan discusses new memoirs by Demi Moore, Julie Andrews and Carly Simon.

In addition, Edison experienced failures, such as his attempt to turn ore-milling into a profitable venture in the s. Inall of Edison's businesses were incorporated into Thomas Edison, Inc. Edison began spending more time at home with his family and with his friend Henry Ford.

He died on October 18, Nov 27,  · I would go with "Edison: A Biography" by Matthew Josephson, since he seems to be the only of his many many biographers who is also capable of making Edison's life readable. Edison, like Twain and Wright in the same era, was a difficult character w.

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, – October 18, ) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.

These inventions, which include the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, Born: Thomas Alva Edison, February 11. Providing electric, gas, and steam to NYC and Westchester.

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