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Edison: A Life of Invention
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[...] I have received this product during the promotional period at a discounted price for my honest review. Thanks for reading, even though I received this product at little or no cost, my review is not based upon that consideration because my reviews are honest, factual and accurate. Thank you
I liked how this book talked about Edison's life and his failed ventures. I had no idea how connected he was too so many other things like movies and music and entertainment in general. His connections to Henry Ford and others were interesting to learn about.
This book is a quick summary that provides the most important information first without all the fluff, which is enjoyable. It's short (not so short as to make me question why I should buy it for this price) but short enough that I have time to read it.
My only complaint is that I wish the author would have gone more in depth in certain areas. However, being such a short summary, it's understandable that he wouldn't be able to cover everything.
As mentioned, a great, detailed introduction to this man. I loved how the author talked so well about Edison's failures too.
This book is not a long read, I finished it in a couple hours, but it is packed with tidbits of information about Edison's life, from his early childhood to the legacy he left behind. Some of this information I wasn't aware of, and I like learning new things.
The author's no-fluff writing style is welcomed, but not boring or terse. Right now it is free on the Kindle Store, and I recommend you grab it! I received a free copy in exchange for my unbiased review. I liked the book a lot.
The beauty of this book is that it doesn't focus on simply one aspect of the persona- my knowledge of him was limited to light bulbs and phonographs, not knowing his feud with Tesla, his work with Henry Ford or his push for DC power. All of this is included in a simple to read, well organized unbiased.
I recommend this for 5-8th graders as a way to instill the need for inventive minds, the need to continue when failures occur and that even the greatest are simply humans.
I received this book at a discount in return for an honest review.