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Thomas Edison

The One Who Changed the World: Great Biographies, Book 1
Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
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Publisher's Summary

There is a lot more to the story than just the light bulb, and there is a lot more to the invention of the light bulb than just Thomas Edison. One thing is for sure - he is still remembered as one of the greatest inventors of all time and perhaps the greatest that America has ever produced. In truth, Edison was a man who invented a lot of things while bringing about incredible advancements in many other things. With the stock ticker, the telegraph, the light bulb, and the motion picture, he may not have invented them, but he improved on them beyond any recognition. They would not be the technologies they are today without Edison’s great mind working on them.

Inside you’ll hearabout:

  • Born into a country of great change
  • The telegraph and the start of his genius
  • How Edison created the invention machine
  • Edison and the phonograph
  • It wasn’t always about success for Edison
  • The truth about the light bulb
  • The rivalry between Tesla and the “war of the currents”
  • Father of the motion pictures
  • The man behind the inventions
  • Edison’s greatest quotes
  • His death and the legacy he left behind
  • Remember him for the right reasons
  • And much more!

Thomas Edison seems to be remembered these days either as the man who invented the light bulb or as the man who didn’t. Without knowing any more about him, you are either giving him false praise for something he didn’t do or not taking into account all the other work he did.

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This book is extraordinary ! Very well written and interesting !great listen ! love this book !

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I really enjoy reading biographies of great minds

I really enjoy reading biographies of great minds and historical influences, so of course I jumped at this book to get some more insight into the life and mind of Edison. What was really exciting for me was that my boyfriend, a notorious non-reader, grabbed up my digital copy of this book and has devoured it over the past couple days. He's really geeked out over it, and THAT is really exciting to me. I am a true scholar at heart and there isn't a time I don't have a book started to improve my own intellect and I typically have an educational or self-improvement audio book to listen to when I am driving - I DEVOUR information.
This book is great for both me and my boyfriend. He has read me parts of the book (before I started it) and has excitedly shared different facts and information that he has found intriguing regarding Edison's life and ideas.
This book is well written and an easy read with accurate information about the topic. I would definitely recommend getting this if you have any interest in learning about Edison and would be great for school-age children to increase their knowledge and interest in historical figures as well and encourage them to pursue their own dreams and ideas regardless of what struggles and obstacles they face. Edison is a great role model and inspirational figure - turn away from the Kardashians and ridiculous models society has today and reach towards something that will benefit yourself, your children, and society as a whole.

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  • Sasa
  • ATLANTA, GA
  • 01-24-19

excellent

I only knew some broad strokes about Thomas Edison, so I was interested in learning more about him. My SO is more informed about him and I thought this book could give us some fun topics to discuss. Starting the book, I realized I knew nothing about his interesting childhood. Actually my SO didn't either, so I had the opportunity to to share this with him.

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great book !

Thomas Edison is known for being an American inventor of a lot of the things we take for granted today
such as the electric light bulb. He most often took the early ideas of others and made them into something
worthwhile.

The book tells how he had a hearing loss early in life that probably caused him to be considered "slow" in
school and school failed him so badly that his mother educated him at home and his father paid him to read
books. He believed like I do that mathematics is not essential to learning and said he would hire mathematicians
rather than learn it. As long as I can balance my checkbook, cook and figure out percentages for tips or sales
I am good! Mr. Edison got in trouble a lot when his research went wrong but he managed to become a young
businessman on his own and publish his own newspaper at 15. He loved working with chemicals but his mother
did not approve

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The great men are remembered for famous things, b


The great men are remembered for famous things, but in their lives, especially the scientists, they do many other things and many high discoveries even if minor.
In this book we talk about Edison, of what he did, who he met. A detailed summary of his life. A book of personal culture that deserves to be read.

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Learned a great deal about Edison's strong and stubborn determination. Book is filled with lots of surprises regarding his personality.

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excellent

The book is readable in an hour and gives all the details about him that I wanted to know as aspiring inventor and business man.

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good

Exceptional read. Fast. easy to read. very enjoyable. What a life he led. Fascinating! I love this book.

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This book is very well thought out and well writte

This book is very well thought out and well written. Its full of awesome facts about Edison, most of which i didnt know and im now glad to know about Him. Its a great read with some pictures.Its really detailed with a great amount of things you dont learn in school as well as ones you do. I learned alot of things i didnt know and i Highly recommend this book!

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This is a fascinating book, detailing how Edison w

This is a fascinating book, detailing how Edison was a great inventor with a great imagination but also demonstrating his human failings, his vengeful attitude and his multitude of failures. Yet through it all, you see the man could see what others could not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-19

Excellent book

Wow!!! I really loved this book. Lots of information about Thomas has included in this book that i did not know before.

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  • 01-31-19

Genious

Thomas Edison was a serious genius. This book tells the story of his life. I love being able to read about people and learn their stories. History is important. I look forward to getting approved for more of these books in the future. I would recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-19

Knowledgeable

I purchased this book because I knew very little about Thomas Edison, other than a somewhat general awareness of him that I learned in school, and I was hoping to learn a lot about the man and what he achieved. This book is incredibly superficial - giving just a brief overview of his life. If this is what you are looking for, it is an OK book. If, however, you are looking for an in-depth treatment of him look elsewhere

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-19

lifehood

Good story of the legendary individual! A great scientific inventor!It made me good, it used grammar to say da werds dat I red. I make happy and sadd fo hirm, but good boook make make it good.

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  • 01-31-19

special

This is a great book to use in school. I love these biographies. Enough detail to get you scope and feel of the subject. Look forward to reading more in this format style. Highly recommended, simple but enough

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-31-19

Enjoyable

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

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  • 01-31-19

Inventor

I am really getting into this author's series of "A Life of..." books. This one, about the life of inventor Thomas Edison, was a real page-turner for me because Thomas Edison was one of my boyhood heroes. We studied him, briefly, in school and he remained a source of inspiration for me for many years to come.

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  • 01-31-19

Foucus

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.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.

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  • 01-31-19

very easy

This is a great book. I found this book easy to read.I really love reading and learning about new things. Can't wait to read more from this series.

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  • 01-31-19

Fantaci

This is a fascinating book, detailing how Edison was a great inventor with a great imagination but also demonstrating his human failings, his vengeful attitude and his multitude of failures. Yet through it all, you see the man could see what others could not.