They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators
|Rating||:||4.60 (921 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||496 Pages|
Georges Doriot (pioneer of venture capital) and Joan Ganz Cooney, of the Children's Television Workshop. Evans, former president and publisher of Random House, profiles 70 of America's leading inventors, entrepreneurs and innovators, some better known than others. And his spotlight is on the true American elite: the aristocracy of strategic visionaries, creative risk takers and entrepreneurial adventurers thriving in their natural environment, the free-market democracy of the United States. From Publishers Weekly Developed in tandem with a four-part PBS series to air in November, Evans's profusely illustrated and elegantly written book offers the same breadth and scope as his previous bestseller, The American Century. . 500 color illus. Evans doesn't neglect the latest g
Much too abridged This is a review of the audio CD version of "They Made America," by Harold Evans. The audio CD version is a severely abridged version of the book. That by itself isn't necessarily a fatal flaw of the audio book; it's just that some questionable chapters that could have easily been left out of the abridged edition and probably should have never been in the unabridged edition in the first place, were left in the abridged audio CD edition, to its disadvantage. This is unfortunate be. "Five Stars" according to Swamy Ava. Excellent book must read.. "Zey Tavia" according to Zey Tavia's Shop. This is an excellent book for gaining general information on the lifes and times of America's inventors. Suprisingly, a good deal of information about each subject is tightly packed and woven into each chapter. It is by no means, however, an indepth and intricate look into each innovator. You will need to do more research for that.Overall, I highly recommend this book for anyone trying to gain some knowledge on a particular person, or about a particular invention. It is a great s
An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.