Edmund Morris

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Morris comes a revelatory new biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the most prolific genius in American history.

Edison's invention of the first practical incandescent lamp 140 years ago so dazzled the world that it cast a shadow over his later achievements. In all, this near-deaf genius patented 1,093 inventions, not including those he left unlicensed for the benefit of medicine. Morris portrays the unknown Edison—philosopher, futurist, chemist, botanist, wartime defense adviser, founder of nearly 250 companies—while deconstructing the Edison of mythological memory.

Call number: B E23

Book: Edison