The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: Losses and Loyalties, April 1883-December 1884

Author:   Thomas A. Edison (Thomas A. Edison Papers) ,  Paul B. Israel (Director and General Editor, Thomas A. Edison Papers) ,  Louis Carlat (On Mondays and Fridays:, Thomas A. Edison Papers) ,  Theresa M. Collins (Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
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9781421400907


Pages:   864
Publication Date:   01 September 2011
Recommended Age:   From 17
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The Papers of Thomas A. Edison: Losses and Loyalties, April 1883-December 1884


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Seeking to replicate the success of his New York electric central station throughout the United States and in Europe and Latin America, Thomas A. Edison vowed to become a business man for a year. This bold decision began a remarkable transition period for America's greatest inventive thinker. The seventh volume of Edison's papers chronicles the profound changes in his professional and personal life, including the unexpected death of his wife. It concludes with Edison returning to the laboratory to develop new communications technology.

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Author:   Thomas A. Edison (Thomas A. Edison Papers) ,  Paul B. Israel (Director and General Editor, Thomas A. Edison Papers) ,  Louis Carlat (On Mondays and Fridays:, Thomas A. Edison Papers) ,  Theresa M. Collins (Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey)
Publisher:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Imprint:   Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.80cm , Height: 6.20cm , Length: 25.40cm
Weight:   1.701kg
ISBN:  

9781421400907


ISBN 10:   1421400901
Pages:   864
Publication Date:   01 September 2011
Recommended Age:   From 17
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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A choplicking feast for future Edison biographers - well into the next century, and perhaps beyond. (Washington Post) What is most extraordinary about the collection isn't necessarily what it reveals about Edison's inventions... It's the insight into the process. (Associated Press) A triumph of the bookmaker's art, with splendidly arranged illustrations, essential background information, and cautionary reminders of the common sources on which Edison's imagination drew. (New York Review of Books) In the pages of this volume Edison the man, his work, and his times come alive... A delight to browse through or to read carefully. (Science) Beyond its status as the resource for Edison studies, providing a near inexhaustible supply of scholarly fodder, this series... will surely become a model for such projects in the future... The sheer diversity of material offered here refreshingly transcends any exclusive restriction to Edisonia. (British Journal for the History of Science)


In its superabundance of detail - steely facts and figures, great plates of text riveted with nouns and graffitied with cryptic drawings (Edison was an untrained but natural draftsman) - the book has the same kind of physical impact as that which stuns you when you enter his laboratory in West Orange, N.J. -- Edmund Morris New York Times Book Review


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Paul B. Israel is director and editor of the Thomas A. Edison Papers Project at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Louis Carlat and David Hochfelder are, respectively, managing editor and assistant editor for the project. Theresa M. Collins is the Edison Papers Project's associate director for outreach and development and has served as an editor since 1991.

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