Who Was Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Margaret Frith
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
ISBN: 0448437651
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A biography of the influential inventor who changed the way people live with his invention of the incandescent light bulb.

Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Gene Adair
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195087994
Release Date: 1996-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Details the life and work of Thomas Edison, who developed the electric light bulb and over 1000 patents for other inventions and innovations.

The Wizard of Menlo Park

Author: Randall E. Stross
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307394565
Release Date: 2007-03-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Thomas Edison’s greatest invention? His own fame. At the height of his fame Thomas Alva Edison was hailed as “the Napoleon of invention” and blazed in the public imagination as a virtual demigod. Starting with the first public demonstrations of the phonograph in 1878 and extending through the development of incandescent light and the first motion picture cameras, Edison’s name became emblematic of all the wonder and promise of the emerging age of technological marvels. But as Randall Stross makes clear in this critical biography of the man who is arguably the most globally famous of all Americans, Thomas Edison’s greatest invention may have been his own celebrity. Edison was certainly a technical genius, but Stross excavates the man from layers of myth-making and separates his true achievements from his almost equally colossal failures. How much credit should Edison receive for the various inventions that have popularly been attributed to him—and how many of them resulted from both the inspiration and the perspiration of his rivals and even his own assistants? This bold reassessment of Edison’s life and career answers this and many other important questions while telling the story of how he came upon his most famous inventions as a young man and spent the remainder of his long life trying to conjure similar success. We also meet his partners and competitors, presidents and entertainers, his close friend Henry Ford, the wives who competed with his work for his attention, and the children who tried to thrive in his shadow—all providing a fuller view of Edison’s life and times than has ever been offered before. The Wizard of Menlo Park reveals not only how Edison worked, but how he managed his own fame, becoming the first great celebrity of the modern age.

Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 0756518849
Release Date: 2006-07-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Learn about the life of this American genius.

Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Francis Rolt-Wheeler
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 1341462129
Release Date: 2015-09-03

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Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Greg Roza
Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing
ISBN: 9781622756964
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Most readers will recognize the name, but their information might be limited to Thomas Alva Edison's most famous inventions, including the light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera. This brief introductory biography introduces young readers to Edison's extraordinary life and brilliant mind. Beginning with his younger years, this book guides readers through his school and work experiences, highlighting his inspirations and other talents, such as salesmanship. An overview of his many later inventions make clear why he was called the "Wizard of Menlo Park" and has such a prominent place in history.

The story of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Enid La Monte Meadowcroft
ISBN: UOM:39015017959555
Release Date: 1952
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A biography of inventor Edison whose discoveries were important to entertainment because he discovered electric lights, motion pictures, and a method of recording the human voice.

The Inventions of Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Holly Cefrey
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 082396440X
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Provides a biographical sketch of Thomas Alva Edison and a description of some of his most important inventions.

Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Francis Arthur Jones
Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
ISBN: 1498078095
Release Date: 2014-03-30

This Is A New Release Of The Original 1907 Edition.

Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Ellen M. Dolan
Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 0766010147
Release Date: 1998-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Details the life and work of Thomas Edison, who developed the electric light bulb and over 1000 patents for other inventions and innovations.