By reading this koob, you will learn about the life of American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison.
You will also learn about:
The entrepreneurial start of his inventing career that led to the telegraph
His major contributions to the industries of sound and light
His fascination with mining
How his alkaline storage battery powered cars then submarines
His contributions to the world of cinema and botany
How his unique personality impacted his work and family
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio where he lived with his father Samuel Ogden Edison Jr., his mother Nancy, and two of four siblings. Over the course of his life he would be entranced by industries such as sound, light, batteries, and moving pictures, and before his death on October 18, 1931, Edison would patent one thousand and ninety-three machines, systems, processes, and phenomena. While family, financial, and health dilemmas would present themselves over these years, Edison never lost his dedication to his lifelong policy of creating inventions that were practical and profitable. Are you ready to learn about the fascinating life of one of America’s greatest inventors?