The genius of America's most prolific inventor, Thomas Edison
, is widely acknowledged, and Edison himself has become an almost mythic figure. But how much do we really know about the man who considered deriving rubber from a goldenrod plant as opposed to the mastermind who gave us electric light
? In this fascinating biography, Neil Baldwin gives us a complex portrait of the inventor himself - both myth and man - and a multifaceted account of the intellectual climate of the country he worked in and irrevocably changed.
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Thomas Edison was a prolific inventor whose inventions included the incandescent electric light bulb and the photograph.