Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Landmark Series
by Margaret Cousins
Publisher: Random House
Mass market paperback, 186 pages
Price: $5.99

Historical Setting: United States, 1847-1931 A.D.

As a young boy, Thomas Alva Edison always wanted to know the answer to the question "Why?" At the age of ten, he set up his laboratory in the basement of his home. Soon after, he sold candy on a train so he could buy chemicals for another laboratory he'd set up in the baggage car. He was always wondering and experimenting.

Thomas Edison grew up to become a brilliant inventor. He began his amazing career improving the telegraph, and went on to invent the light bulb, motion pictures, and the phonograph. He installed New York City's first electrical system, and he made improvements in almost every means of communication in use today.

Here is the lively story of the genius who forever changed life in the twentieth century—and beyond.

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