The genius of Thomas Edison is widely acknowledged, and Edison himself has become an almost mythical figure. But how much do we really know about the man who considered deriving rubber from a goldenrod plant as opposed to the genius who gave us electric light? In this text, Neil Baldwin gives a complex portrait of the inventor - both myth and man - and an account of the intellectual climate of the country he worked in and irrevocably changed.
Buy Edison book by Neil Baldwin from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
(235mm x 155mm x 35mm)
University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication:
Author Biography - Neil Baldwin
Neil Baldwin is an executive director of the National Book Foundation and coeditor of "The Writing Life." He is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of William Carlos Williams and Man Ray, as well as "Legends of the Plumed Serpent: Biography of a Mexican God."