The Wizard of Menlo Park

How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World

Author: Randall E. Stross

Publisher: Broadway Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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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 Edison: The Wizard of Menlo Park

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Time Inc. New Media presents a biographical sketch of Thomas Edison, as part of the "LIFE" magazine Hall of Heroes. American inventor Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) patented over 1000 inventions, including the phonograph and the electric lamp.

The Papers of Thomas A. Edison

The Wizard of Menlo Park, 1878

Author: Thomas A. Edison

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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Category: Science

Page: 966

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Edison began working on electric lighting after his return and in October the Edison Electric Light Company was formed to support his research.

The Story of Thomas Alva Edison, Inventor

The Wizard of Menlo Park

Author: Margaret Davidson

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 60

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Delves into the life of the inventor Edison, recounting the joys, tragedies, and successes of his life, and explains the scientific principles behind his revolutionary work.

Wizard of Menlo Park - Thomas Edison

A Quick-Read Biography about the Life and Times of an Inventor with Far-Reaching Influence!

Author: Cynthia A. Parker

Publisher: CreateSpace

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A Short, Yet Interesting, Biography!Learn More About This Visionary Inventor, Industrialist, and Businessman!Ever wanted to learn more about Thomas Edison, but never felt you had the time to read a comprehensive work? Here author Cynthia A. Parker removes that pain by offering an opportunity to Get-to-Know the Wizard of Menlo Park to learn of his youth and upbringing, his early career, and of course his pivotal role as in inventor, industrialist, and businessman!Turn these pages and enjoy the opportunity to learn history, but better yet to come to know Edison better through Parker's amazing ability to describe his life, his eccentricities and above all, his accomplishments; making this an enjoyable and interesting Quick-Read Biography.

Wizard of Menlo Park, New Jersey

Author: Carol Lynch Williams

Publisher: Familius

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

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During the coldest winter ever, George and Gracie land in Menlo Park, New Jersey, 1879—near Thomas Edison’s famous laboratory. Mr. Edison has just invented a long-burning light bulb, but he’s keeping a huge secret: he’s also discovered time travel. In fact, he built his own time machine. The kids get an even bigger surprise when a young Mr. Crowe walks into Edison’s laboratory—as his assistant! The older and dangerous Mr. Crowe is sneaking around Menlo Park, too, with plans to destroy the time machine. If he does, George and Gracie will be stuck in 1879 . . . forever. The twins need Mr. Edison’s help. But can they stop Crowe in time?

Off to See the Wizard

Author: Nancy E. Krulik

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 158

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Sabrina travels into the future to find a powerful wizard.

Thomas Edison

The Wizard Inventor

Author: Haydn Middleton

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Category: Edison Thomas

Page: 32

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A biography of the prolific inventor whose creations, including the electric light bulb and the phonograph, have contributed to the comfort, convenience, and entertainment of people all over the world.

Thomas Alva Edison

Great American Inventor

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Learn about the life of this American genius.

Thomas Alva Edison

Inventing the Electric Age

Author: Gene Adair

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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

Thomas Edison

Author: Kay Barnham

Publisher: Raintree

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Page: 32

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Each book in this series traces the life of a famous scientist or inventor, from their childhood and education through their sources of inspiration and challenges faced, early successes, and the discoveries or inventions for which they are best known. A timeline at the end of each book summarizes key milestones and achievements of each scientist.

Thomas A. Edison

The Man who Lit Up the World

Author: Martin Woodside

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 124

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A biography of America's most famous inventor Thomas Edison.

InfoWorld

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InfoWorld is targeted to Senior IT professionals. Content is segmented into Channels and Topic Centers. InfoWorld also celebrates people, companies, and projects.

National Parks

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The flagship publication of the National Parks Conservation Association, National Parks Magazine (circ. 340,000) fosters an appreciation of the natural and historic treasures found in the national parks, educates readers about the need to preserve those resources, and illustrates how member contributions drive our organization's park-protection efforts. National Parks Magazine uses images and language to convey our country's history and natural landscapes from Acadia to Zion, from Denali to the Everglades, and the 387 other park units in between.

Thomas Alva Edison

Inventor

Author: Ellen M. Dolan

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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

Edison

His Life and Inventions

Author: Frank Lewis Dyer

Publisher: The Floating Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 940

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Gain new insight into the life of quintessential American inventor Thomas Alva Edison with this comprehensive biography. Delving deeply into the personal and professional life of "The Wizard of Menlo Park," author Frank Lewis Dyer offers a fascinating glimpse into Edison's extraordinary mind and remarkable ambition.

The Story of Thomas A. Edison

Author: Inez Nellie Canfield McFee

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Category: Electronic books

Page: 182

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The Story of Thomas A. Edison is written for young readers to chronicle the life of "The Wizard." Its author's hope was to inspire in them the same sense of curiosity in the scientific world that Edison had.

Thomas Alva Edison

Inventor and Entrepreneur

Author: Greg Roza

Publisher: Britannica Educational Publishing

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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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 Biography of Thomas Edison

Author: Richard Hernandez

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and because of that, he is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory