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Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents

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Thomas A. Edison remains rooted in the popular imagination primarily as the inventor of the practical electric light, but he also continues to function in the lexicons of advertising and politics as a symbol of American individualism, ingenuity, and know-how. Introduced here with a broad range of primary sources for discussion, the American inventor emerges as a prolific mind, a tireless worker, and an inveterate self-promoter. Examples of Edison's own experimental notes, his personal correspondence, as well as press ...

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Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents
2002, Bedford Books, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780312247348

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