Edison: The Man Who Made the Future.
Clark, Ronald William.
Place Published: New York:
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group,
Date Published: 1977.
Description: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. The book and dust jacket are NEAR FINE. The book has owner's inscription on front and back paste down pages. The dust jacket has minor chipping to edges and small open tear to back upper edge at spine. 256 pages with index plus 48 pages black & white photos. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor..and other curious subjects. Dust jacket notes read: It is almost a century since Thomas Alba Edison, the world's greatest inventor, decided to give the world electric light. Since then his methods of working, his letters, and his personal papers, have been scrutinized in great detail. The story that they tell has been seen in strangely different lights. To some, Edison was not only the most famous American of his time but quite above criticism. To others, he was the man who consorted with the 'the robber barons' and helped rebuild America in the decades that followed the Civil War. He was also seen as a developer of other men's ideas as much as an inventor. Only today is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to assess fairly what his achievements really were. IN EDISON: THE MAN WHO MADE THE FUTURE, Ronald W. Clark describes Edison's early untutored upbringing, his first inventions, and his struggles in the industrial jungle which grew up in the aftermath of the Civil War. His great achievement in perfecting the world's first system of incandescent lighting and his success in building the first phonograph are graphically described, as are his vital early contributions to what became the motion picture industry. His work for the U.S. Navy during the First World War and his efforts to make his country self-sufficient in rubber are only two among the many other episodes in the life of this archetypal American of the era: thrusting, enquiring, and determined to leave his mark on history.Binding: Hard Back
Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dj
Book Id: 9682