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The Resource Edison, Edmund Morris

Edison, Edmund Morris

Label
Edison
Title
Edison
Statement of responsibility
Edmund Morris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although Thomas Alva Edison was the most famous American of his time, and remains an international name today, he is mostly remembered only for the gift of universal electric light. His invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world{u2014}already reeling from his invention of the phonograph and dozens of other revolutionary devices{u2014}that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius (2I haven{u2019}t heard a bird sing since I was twelve years old3) patented 1,093 inventions, not including others, such as the X-ray fluoroscope, that he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. One of the achievements of this ... new biography, the first major life of Edison in more than twenty years, is that it portrays the unknown Edison{u2014}the philosopher, the futurist, the chemist, the botanist, the wartime defense adviser, the founder of nearly 250 companies{u2014}as fully as it deconstructs the Edison of mythological memory.... Enlightened by seven years of research among the five million pages of original documents preserved in Edison{u2019}s huge laboratory at West Orange, New Jersey, and privileged access to family papers still held in trust, Morris is also able to bring his subject to life on the page{u2014}the adored yet autocratic and often neglectful husband of two wives and father of six children. If the great man who emerges from it is less a sentimental hero than an overwhelming force of nature, driven onward by compulsive creativity, then Edison is at last getting his biographical due
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morris, Edmund
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Inventors
  • Electrical engineers
Label
Edison, Edmund Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1085155913
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
783 pages
Isbn
9780812993110
Lccn
2019005173
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Edison, Edmund Morris
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1085155913
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
783 pages
Isbn
9780812993110
Lccn
2019005173
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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