They Made America

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316070343
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

They Made America

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 0316151440
Release Date: 2014-05-22

From the steam engine to the search engine, Harold Evans presents an illustrated history of two centuries of American innovators. Vast and beautifully designed, scores of men and women populate this rollicking survey which reveals the surprising truths behind many modern creations, as well as valuable lessons to be gleaned by studying these brilliant entrepreneurs. 0-316-27766-5$40.00 / Time Warner Book Group

They Made America

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780316070348
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

Author: William Rosen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226726342
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

Transformative Entrepreneurs

Author: Jeffrey A. Harris
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137000262
Release Date: 2012-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Entrepreneurs are the key to any successful new business. But having a good idea is not enough . . . too many good ideas fail at the execution level. Meticulously researched with fresh insights into the entrepreneurial process, Transformative Entrepreneurs provides a fascinating perspective on those enterprises and entrepreneurs that have changed the landscape of society, and highlights the challenges and excitement of launching new innovative businesses. Jeff Harris brings in-depth perceptions from his nearly thirty years of venture capital experience to provide a thorough understanding of the transformative ideas and leadership abilities that separate the winners and losers. From Fred Smith's Federal Express to Hugh Hefner's Playboy, and Ted Turner's CNN to Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines, the pioneering business models and execution skills of the founders come to life providing an inspirational lens for those chasing the dream.

Watt s Perfect Engine

Author: Ben Marsden
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 1840465468
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Engineers

This book reveals how James Watt -- inventor of the separate-condenser steam engine -- became an icon fit for an age of industry and invention. Watt has become synonymous with the spirit of invention, while his last name has long been immortalized as the very measurement of power. But contrary to popular belief, Watt did not single-handedly bring about the steam revolution. His "perfect engine" was as much a product of late-nineteenth-century Britain as it was of the inventor's imagination.

The Dawn of Innovation

Author: Charles R. Morris
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781586488284
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

Describes industry in America between the War of 1812 and the Civil War and how this period of growth in the first half of the century built the platform for Carnegie, Rockefeller and Morgan in the second half. 35,000 first printing.

Great Inventors and Inventions

Author: Bruce LaFontaine
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486297842
Release Date: 1997-07-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Advances in science and technology from the 15th century to the present: 45 ready-to-color drawings of Edison, Gutenberg, Galileo, and many others, along with their inventions. Captions provide background information.

My Steam Engine is Broken

Author: Dr Mark Powell
Publisher: LID Editorial
ISBN: 9781910649107
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The typical structure of today s corporate organization was essentially invented in the nineteenth century and based deliberately on the military s command and control model and on the hierarchical pyramid of the Catholic Church. As such, it is outmoded and not equipped to deliver corporate success in the 21st century. My Steam Engine is Broken calls on a new generation of organizational leaders to stop trying to fix a broken and outmoded structure, and to create new, successful working structures that work with, not against, people s natural modes of behavior. The authors explore the way in which the Steam Engine organizational model is no longer offering job satisfaction to its managers precisely (and paradoxically) because managers are not being enabled, and are often being prevented, from delivering what the organization most needs from them: self-direction, innovation, leadership and heartfelt com

Victorian Technology

Author: Herbert L. Sussman
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780275991692
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Reference

An enlightening history of 19th-century technology, focusing on the connections between invention and cultural values. * A chronology marking dates of important inventions and innovations, the passage of laws relating to finance and working conditions, workers' organizations, and transformations in warfare. * Detailed drawings and photographs of inventions and structures, such as the locomotive, steam engine, iron bridges and railways stations, the Crystal Palace, and the Victorian computer

My Paper Chase

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 031609207X
Release Date: 2009-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

In My Paper Chase, Harold Evans recounts the wild and wonderful tale of newspapering life. His story stretches from the 1930s to his service in WWII, through towns big and off the map. He discusses his passion for the crusading style of reportage he championed, his clashes with Rupert Murdoch, and his struggle to use journalism to better the lives of those less fortunate. There's a star-studded cast and a tremendously vivid sense of what once was: the lead type, the smell of the presses, eccentrics throughout, and angry editors screaming over the intercoms. My Paper Chase tells the story of Evans's great loves: newspapers and Tina Brown, the bright, young journalist who became his wife. In an age when newspapers everywhere are under threat, My Paper Chase is not just a glorious recounting of an amazing life, but a nostalgic journey in black and white.

French Inventions of the Eighteenth Century

Author: Shelby T. McCloy
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813163970
Release Date: 2015-01-13
Genre: History

The eighteenth century, age of France's leadership in Western civilization, was also the most flourishing period of French inventive genius. Generally obscured by England's great industrial development are the contributions France made in the invention of the balloon, paper-making machines, the steamboat, the semaphore telegraph, gas illumination, the silk loom, the threshing machine, the fountain pen, and even the common graphite pencil. Shelby T. McCloy believes that these and many other inventions which have greatly influenced technological progress made prerevolutionary France the rival, if not the leader, of England. In his book McCloy analyzes the factors that led to France's inventive activity in the eighteenth century. He also advances reasons for France's failure to profit from her inventive prowess at a time when England's inventions were being put to immediate and practical use.