The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

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A sweeping history of the electric light revolution and the birth of modern America

The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but more than any other invention, Thomas Edison's incandescent light bulb marked the arrival of modernity, transforming its inventor into a mythic figure and avatar of an era. In The Age of Edison, award-winning author and historian Ernest Freeberg weaves a narrative that reaches from Coney Island and… (more)

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Freeberg's thoughtful and thought-provoking book quietly suggests that, to properly distribute and control such a powerful force, commercial initiative and a sense of civic responsibility were equally essential.

A genial, sometimes-jolting account of the social and political consequences of crying, “Fiat lux!”

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (February 21, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 368 pages

File size: 21.9 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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