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Publisher's Summary

Explore the captivating life of Thomas Edison.

Thomas Edison was born into a hard-working but attentive family. He struggled in school and became deaf at an early age. Born on February 11, 1847, Edison would become, arguably, the best-known American inventor of all time. His invention of the light bulb was one of more than 1,000 patents he held during his lifetime. Others included the phonograph, the electrical grid, and motion pictures. His work changed the way we see and hear the world around us.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:

  • America Before Edison
  • Enter the Edisons
  • Edison’s Mother and Life in Port Huron
  • Telegraphy and Leaving Home
  • Inventing the Future in Menlo Park
  • The Industrial Revolution and Lighting New York
  • The Phonograph and Moving Pictures
  • The World Columbian Exposition
  • The War of the Currents
  • Love, Marriage, and Seminole Lodge
  • Edison’s War Work
  • Edison and Anti-Semitism
  • The Electric Chair
  • The Next Generation of Edison’s
  • Edison’s Legacy
  • And much more!

Learn more about Thomas Edison!

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I learned more about the life and career of Thomas…. His only invention that I knew about was the light bulb but was amazed to learn that he is also behind the invention ...

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Great Achievements

He was a great scientist with great achievements and has bestowed to the whole world awesome works that were not mentioned in textbooks. Edison did bear his own portion of failures, but the achievements far outweigh them all. I love how the essentials are presented in this Captivating Guide.

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Thomas Edison

There is a lot of detail that I never learned before His success was not instant and he went through many failures before making it! The book is wonderful.For those who enjoy about people, memoirs and that sort of thing, you will definitely enjoy Thomas Edison's story and I will no doubt recommend the book to all.

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  • Simon
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  • 04-14-18

Recommend it highly

I learned so much about the man behind the fame. His only invention that I knew about was the light bulb but was amazed to learn that he is also behind the invention of the phonograph which is the father of recorded music! And many other inventions!

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Wonderful

I used to idolize this man when I was a kid because of his unnatural way of enduring failures in order to become successful. This story of how Thomas Edison has journeyed his way to success is a great eye-opener.

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Nice way to learn history

With this book, my eyes were opened that failures are not obstacles, rather they are stepping stones to improvement and success. This book has given me so many insights and explanations of the life that Thomas Edison had.

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Very interesting and informative

Edison was a brilliant inventor matched only by his work ethic. He was also a poor businessman who unfortunately held some racist beliefs. Whether a fan of the man or not this book offers an in-depth look into the life and habits of the man whose inventions shaped the 21st century.

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Thomas Edison was a great personality.

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This is a great ebook about the life of Edison. It talks about his accomplishments and obstacles he overcame during his life. There was quite a bit of information included in this book. There were many things that I didn't know which is never talked about. I recommend this book if you are interested in Edison.

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I indeed like it.

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For being a short audible it was indeed great to listen. I agree with others about the better detail in some areas, but that is comprehensible. I like how it presented his strengths and weaknesses as a human being, What you learn in school is only part of a person's life and it's always nice to be able to learn more

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I enjoyed the insight

I enjoyed the perception on how he grew up and lived his life and how environments and life is providing him with the resources need to go from a curious little boy to an innovative genius.

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  • Ranjan
  • 04-15-18

Definitely worth the read

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Edison was really a mastermind, even if his rational and sentiments were not always precise. Though, the scope of his willpower to resolve a problem is infrequently seen anymore. Definitely worth the read!

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  • Zarqa
  • 04-15-18

Worth reading!

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The book is generally in sequential well-ordered by periods of Edison's life. He did so numerous things besides electricity. He had incredible drive. He knew he was made for greatness. He lived in such a great time for this country. Worth reading!

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  • Ilias
  • 04-15-18

An incredible author wrote a fantastic book.

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I found the book interesting. It was illuminating, although much of the book seems to be very critical of Edison to the point where I questioned if the author is taking a biased stance?

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  • Rhys
  • 04-15-18

well written indeed.

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This is an entirely well written book and very satisfied. It transmits the story of Edison and the story is indeed inspiring. The book tells us much about his life some of which I never knew before. The author has really tried to cover all about his life. The author has included his achievements as well as his failures. Thanks to the author, well written indeed.

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  • Samantha
  • 04-15-18

A nice one!!!

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Better for everyone who are searching for a Great scientist book with some sort of struggle? Than this one is one of the best. I would prefer this one above every book. I am totally satisfied with this book

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  • Tia
  • 04-15-18

Never miss a book like this.

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Great Book; The writer's skill to entice readers and do not let them get bore is great the whole assembly of this book is completely amazing.

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  • Lilly
  • 04-15-18

I was expecting more about his life.

What does Duke Holm bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?


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I does like this book from my heart, it did give a lot of information, and all seems very well investigated. Although I was expecting more about his life. I listen to it once and I am feeling to listen to it once more during driving alone.

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  • James
  • 04-12-18

Very interesting book

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This book is a decent means if you are exploring or writing an essay about him. I highly recommend to read it and the other books about these great people. Very educational and short, but saves you the time of searching online.

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  • Leon
  • 04-12-18

Good resource, greatly written.

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I really like this book. Thomas Edison is one of my preferred inventors. It's very good to read about someone who is never giving up.

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  • Morgan
  • 04-12-18

interesting book well written.

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I had no idea how connected he was too so many other things like movies and music and entertainment in general!!! This book provided me some indications into his character and how he thought which I didn't have formerly. He was involved in so many things I never knew it is crazy very interesting book and well written I love his series of books.