Thursday, November 14, 2019


Prolific. Edmund Morris’ biography titled, Edison, was published after the author’s death. Were he alive, I would have asked him why he chose a structure for the book that was as difficult as its subject. While most biographies procced chronologically, Morris goes backward, mostly, and organizes in the following categories: botany, defense, chemistry, magnetism, light, sound, telegraphy, and natural philosophy. The prolific and talented Edison explored all those areas, and he patented inventions at a great clip throughout his life. Despite the challenging structure, most readers will find Edison a great subject and Morris a fine presenter of the complex and voluminous material of a highly productive life. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Edison from

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