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Edison : the inventor of the modern world / David J. Kent.

Kent, David J., (author.).
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Huntingburg PL - Huntingburg 921 EDISON (Text) 39970001406908 AB Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781435161238 (hbk.)
  • ISBN: 1435161238 (hbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Fall River Press, [2016]

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Like most people who change the world, Thomas Alva Edison (1847--1931) was not expected to do much with his life. The last of seven children, he was a frail, distractible child with bad hearing whose father thought he might be dim-witted. However, the endlessly curious Edison was a habitual inventor and voracious reader from an early age. A driven entrepreneur, at twelve he was already hawking newspapers and candy on a train while simultaneously operating stores in two train stations. These two personality traits, the businessman and the scientist, combined with a burning ambition to make Edison the most important inventor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Vividly written and packed with colorful and rare illustrations, Edison: The Inventor of the Modern World is the fascinating story of how a self-taught boy from Ohio who loved to invent new gadgets ended up changing the world-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Inventors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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