The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison

By: Margaret Cousins
Published by: Random House
Publication Date: 1965
Series: Landmark Books
Series Number: 110

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Here is a colorful account of America's greatest inventor, who was also one of America's most rugged individualists. Simply and clearly the author explains Edison's contributions to the electric light, the telephone, the phonograph, the electric locomotive, radio broadcasting, motion pictures, and many other aspects of our modern, electrified world.

"Although Edison literally changed the world," says Margaret Cousins in the Author's Note, "he remained the same human being—modest, stubborn, excitable and always full of fun. We take many of his legacies to us for granted, but few people have contributed more to the comfort, convenience and sheer entertainment in our lives."

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The Story of Thomas Alva Edison Reprint

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison
Reprinted in 1981 by Random House Books for Young Readers
Available formats: Paperback
Series: Landmark Books (Random House Paperback Reprints) (Original Landmark Books)

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