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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two… (edition 2004)

by Harold Evans, Gail Buckland (Contributor), David Lefer (Contributor)

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Title:They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
Authors:Harold Evans
Other authors:Gail Buckland (Contributor), David Lefer (Contributor)
Info:Little, Brown and Company (2004), Edition: First Edition, Hardcover, 496 pages
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From the stem engine to the search engine. "They Made America" is a stirring and supremely readable work of history--a celebration of the entrepreneurial energy that has fueled this nation since its inception. ( )
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  Tutter | Feb 21, 2015 |
Absolutely outstanding work. This is one book that I recommend EVERYBODY read. Not only does he reveal the truth about who really invented these machines (believe me what you learned in high school is probably garbage) he shed new light on these people. I had no clue that Isaac Singer was as promiscuous (and that's being very kind here!) as he was. Can you imagine how many more people would love history class if the actual truth was taught? No wonder people dislike history. They are taught in a manner that is so dry and boring that it is hard not to sleep. This book will keep these people awake though. You will learn who really invented the steam engine (NO it was NOT Robert Fulton, though his contributions earn him a biography in this book) who invented the Bank of America (it was an immigrant) and the truth about who was responsible for the creation of the Transcontinental Railroad. It's a fabulous fabulous book! ( )
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316277665, Hardcover)

An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

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"The flourishing of America is the story of an inventive people with a mystic faith in technology, from the early settlers who used windmills as a way of getting water on the Great Plains to the electronic whiz kids of the Internet. Innovation, practical inventiveness, is the main force behind America's preeminence. But there is more to this extraordinary history. Harold Evans traces how the innovators have time and again proved to be democratizers, driven not by greed but by an ambition to be remembered. They translated the nation's political ideals into economic reality."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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