Product Description Review 'At a time when the country is searching for clues to understanding invention and innovation Bernard Carlson's detailed and thoughtful study of Elihu Thomson provides information and insights of immense value. He moves the art of writing the biography of inventors a quantum leap beyond sentimental heroic-inventor stories and the dry skepticism of macro-economic monographs.' Thomas P. Hughes University of Pennsylvania Book Description Elihu Thomson was a late-nineteenth-century American inventor who helped create the first electric lighting and power systems. One of the most prolific inventors in American history Thomson was granted nearly 700 patents in a career spanning the 1880s to 1930s.
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