Ranked number one in LIFE magazines list of the hundred people who made the millennium, Thomas Edison was a visionary inventor and talented entrepreneur who helped create modern life as we know it.

Forward by Bill Gates.

Author Leonard DeGraaf is an archivist at Thomas Edison National Historical Park. DeGraaf is also the author of Historic Photos of Thomas Edison (2008) and his articles have appeared in the New York Daily News, Seaport magazine, and Business History Review among other publications. He receive an MA in history from Rutgers University.

Thomas Edison and the Rise of Innovation was published by Sterling Publishing in September 2013. (Book trailer by Christopher Bain and Alexandra Brodsky)

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