Edison--The View from Menlo Park

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Science  11 Dec 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5396, pp. 1997-1998
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5396.1997

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Edison A Life of Invention. Paul Israel. Wiley, New York, 1998. 552 pp. $30, C$42.50. ISBN 0-471-52942-7.

This biography utilizes the extensive documentary record left by Edison and his research and business associates to explain his legendary success as an inventor.