The Age of Edison

The Age of Edison

Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

Format
ePub
Price
$14.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101605479
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 Broadway to the tiniest towns of rural America, tracing the progress of electric light through the reactions of everyone who saw it and capturing the wonder Edison’s invention inspired. It is a quintessentially American story of ingenuity, ambition, and possibility in which the greater forces of progress and change are made by one of our most humble and ubiquitous objects.
The Age of Edison

The Age of Edison

Ernest Freeberg

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