Young Thomas Edison Author:Sterling North At fourteen, Edison was a news vender on the Grand Trunk Railway. He also was conducting hundreds of experiments in his laboratory, publishing a weekly newspaper, learning telegraphy and attempting to read "every book" in the Detroit library. — Despite his long hours of work, he was full of fun and innocent mischief; a bright, ambitious, well-li... more »ked boy.
While still a young man he invented the phonograph, the incadescent light, and motion pictures (to name but three of his many important inventions).
At thirty he was famous. In his seventies he was named "the greatest living American." At eighty-two he was honored by the entire world with Light's Golden Jubilee.
This is the warm, well-written, authentic biography of a scientific wizard who was also a great human being. as a boy he lost his sense of hearing, but he never lost his sense of humor. He once lost most of his hard-earned fortune, but not his belief in mankind. He was loved by those who knew him and was respected universally.
He made our world a better place in which to live.