The Age Of Edison

Author: Ernest Freeberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605472
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In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of ...

Thomas Edison

Author: Linda Tagliaferro
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822546894
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A biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of the electric lighting system and the phonograph.

The Age Of Persuasion

Author: Terry O'Reilly
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1582436606
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A past master of the publicity stunt was Thomas Edison, who during the early
twentieth century, stood to make a fortune delivering electrical power by way of
his “direct current” (DC) method. His rivals at Westinghouse, including former
Edison employee Nikola Tesla, championed another system: “alternating current”
(AC). With a fortune at stake, Edison seized every opportunity to slam his
competition, sometimes by staging public demonstrations. It's widely believed
that Edison paid ...

The Age Of Synthesis

Author: Ray Spangenburg
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 0816068771
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Thomas Edison was not very interested in science. He did not care much about
the nature of electricity—that was for the scientists to figure out. What he wanted
to do was tame it and make it jump through hoops. He wanted to put it to work—a
word that could have served as Edison's middle name. Born in Ohio to poor
parents, Edison was taken out of school by his mother at an early age, and by
age 12 he had found a job as a newsboy selling newspapers on a train traveling
across ...

Black Inventors In The Age Of Segregation

Author: Rayvon Fouché
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801882708
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... 1830-1920 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992) and Edison: A
Life of Invention (New York; John Wiley & Sons, 1998); Matthew Josephson,
Edison: A Biography (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959); Ronald R. Kline, "The Myth
of Electrical Wizards in a Corporate Age: Edison, Steinmetz, and Tesla" (personal
communication, 1990) and Stein- metz: Engineer and Socialist (Baltimore: Johns
Hopkins University Press, 1992); Edwin T. Layton, The Revolt of the Engineers:
Social ...


Author: Pope Brock
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307409652
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What this meant for Brinkley and Crawford, as they plotted the future, was that the
old tonic wheeze would no longer suffice. They needed something with more
snap, more pizzazz, something worthy of the age of Edison. Time: a summer day
in 1913. Place: Greenville, South Carolina. Amid the clutter of signs along Main
Street, the newest is a discreet bronze doorplate at the bottom of a flight of stairs:
GREENVILLE ELECTRO MEDIC DOCTORS The office is over a shoe store near
the ...

The Movies In The Age Of Innocence 3d Ed

Author: Edward Wagenknecht
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078649462X
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Its purpose was to produce films not for projection but for Edison's peep-show
machine, the kinetoscope, in which a fifty-foot roll ran endlessly from one spool to
another (Edison feared that if films were projected too many people would be
able to view them at the same time, and this would reduce profits). The
kinetoscope had a barbershop scene, a Chinese laundry scene, and such
celebrities as Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, Annabelle the dancer, the World's
Columbian Exposition strong ...

Mediating Modernity

Author: Stefanie Harris
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271047151
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Age. of. Edison. “Edison” is the slogan of the times. . . . The torchbearers of
culture hasten to new heights, while the people below greedily listen to the
clattering of the movies and put a new waltz on the phonograph. Franz Pfemfert, “
Film as Educator” (1911) In the first issue of the leading expressionist journal, Die
Aktion, the journal's founder Franz Pfemfert still maintained that the high arts
could be designated as such because they were literally above the media fray.
As the traditional ...

Executioner S Current

Author: Richard Moran
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307425800
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In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit ...

Thomas Alva Edison

Author: Claire Price-Groff
Publisher: Children's Press
ISBN: 9780531122754
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Thomas Alva Edison helped to change the world through his inventions.