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Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Thomas Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world.  

Inside you will hear about...  

  • Edison's early life  
  • The electric light  
  • The war of the currents  
  • Other inventions and projects  
  • Final years and death  
  • Edison's legacy  

 And much more! 

Edison is sometimes regarded as someone who loved arguing with other inventors who were going in different directions from him, yet his tenacity and dedication to his own work were what made so many of his inventions workable.  

No matter which way you look at Edison, from failed businessman, renowned inventor, distant father to his children, to an argumentative scientist, there is one thing everyone can agree on: Thomas Edison was pure genius. After all, in his world, nothing less would do.

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more like a book report than a book

barely can be called a book. more like a fourth grade book report than an actual book.

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  • Tevin Gongo
  • 01-11-21

Edison Biography by Tevin Gongo

Really well written with a lot of lessons to learn sometimes in the form of a quote often in the form of a story really well told.

A few interesting quotes:
- We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles
- Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overhauls and look like work
- When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this, you have not. 
- I never worked a day in my life, it was all fun
- If we were doing all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves 

Nice read for general knowledge of course but great book for inspiration.