They Made America

They Made America

From Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovations

Book - 2004
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From the steam engine to the search engine, Harold Evans presents an illustrated history of two centuries of American innovators. Vast and beautifully designed, scores of men and women populate this rollicking survey which reveals the surprising truths behind many modern creations, as well as valuable lessons to be gleaned by studying these brilliant entrepreneurs.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316277662
Branch Call Number: T39 .E83 2004
Characteristics: 496 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Buckland, Gail
Lefer, David


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Nov 05, 2017

This is a very interesting find! Was "surprised" when I picked up this choice from an on-line reservation! It has the make up of a text book which I found as a surprise. I find each of the sections interesting as each of them tell an intriguing story of both the person and their adventures behind their creation. I am both interested in the history of the United States and development of technologies and innovations that have influenced our society. I am educated in engineering, so challenges in working through any "problem" tweaks my interest.

Jul 04, 2012

This is one of my favorite books of all time. A truly fascinating book about the people who helped create our modern world. The sections on Oliver evans and Samuel Insull should be required reading for anyone interested in the history of technology and business.


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