Thomas Edison: The Wizard Lives.
Queen's Quarterly 1997, Summer, 104, 2
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TOM GERRY teaches English at Laurentian University. He recently published Contemporary US and Canadian Women of Letters. Edison in his day was a much larger-than-life figure than we now generally appreciate. His role as a reflector and magnifier of certain aspects of American culture far transcended the astonishing enough details of his career as an inventor and businessman. The Wizard of Menlo Park made predictions about the future and was consulted by newspapers and world leaders on all manner of problems. And while Bill Gates may be far richer than Edison ever was, the lightbulb's inventor changed our world more profoundly than perhaps any great mind in the modern age.
- Category: Performing Arts
- Published: Jun 22, 1997
- Publisher: Queen's Quarterly
- Seller: The Gale Group, Inc.
- Print Length: 10 Pages
- Language: English