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In summary, a book that shows you the many sides of Edison and a very good study of his life and relationships.
He loved the role of wise advisor, and the press liked him to pontificate on all sorts of matters that had nothing to do with his areas of expertise, like diet.
For example, I particularly liked the story of how J.P. Morgan volunteered to have his study be one of the first rooms to be wired with electricity.
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An excellent biography that covered both the amazingly brilliant, the real genius that Edison was and also his limitations in terms of some of his relationships and his ability to... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Richard H. Frohardt
Excellent job of both describing the man AND his impressive body of work. I really felt I knew Edison and his personality by the time I finished reading the book - but I also... Read morePublished 2 months ago by C. Ray
I was not really a fan of this book. I had to work hard to finish it. I felt like it was more a drudge of unrelated facts than the story of the Wizard of Menlo Park. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Chels
All that I expected. Used book in great shape. Learned much about the human side of Edison. Genius with faults. Recommended.Published 3 months ago by Bob
Great overview of the many inventions of Mr. Edison however went into too much detail for me personally. Worthy read however. Would recommend it.Published 6 months ago by GaryinWI
I was always under the impression that Edison was a consummate genius: inventor of light bulbs, electricity, phonograph, film camera/projector and who knows what else. Read morePublished 15 months ago by M. Alexander
Very interesting and informative book on Edison. It showed his personal weaknesses as well as his genius. A very interesting read.Published 16 months ago by alb57
Great history and detail on Edison and how he thought, acted, etc. I learned things I never expected to find out.Published 16 months ago by Craig