Edison & Ford Websites, Books & DVDs


Thomas Edison:

  • Edison: A Life of Invention, Paul Israel (1998)
  • Edison and the Business of Innovation, A.J. Millard (1990)
  • Edison: Inventing the Century, Neil Baldwin (1995)
  • The Edisons of Fort Myers: Discoveries of the Heart, Tom Smoot (2004)
  • The Florida Life of Thomas Edison, Michele Albion (2008)
  • Growing American Rubber, Mark Finlay (2009)
  • Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents, Theresa Collins and Lisa Gitelman (2002)
  • The Wizard of Menlo Park, Randall Stross (2007)
  • Working at Inventing: Thomas A. Edison and the Menlo Park Experience, William S. Pretzer, ed. (1989)

Especially for younger readers:

  • The Electric Light: Thomas Edison’s Illuminating Invention, Liz Sonneborn (2007)
  • In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison, George Sullivan (2001)
  • Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison, Marfe Ferguson Delano (2002)
  • Thomas Edison: A Photographic Story of a Life, Jan Adkins (2009)
  • Thomas Edison for Kids: 21 Activities, Laurie Carlson (2006)
  • A Wizard from the Start: The Incredible Boyhood and Amazing Adventures of Thomas Edison, Don Brown (2010)

Henry Ford:

  • Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City, Greg Grandin (2009)
  • Henry Ford and the Jews, Neil Baldwin (2001)
  • The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century, Steven Watts (2005)
  • The Public Image of Henry Ford: An American Folk Hero and His Company, David Lewis (1987)
  • Wheels for the World: Henry Ford, His Company, and a Century of Progress, Douglas Brinkley (2003)

Especially for younger readers:

  • Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford, Don Mitchell (2011)
  • Henry Ford: Putting the World on Wheels, Dina El Nabli (2008)
  • Model T: How Henry Ford Built a Legend, David Weitzman (2002)
  • Tin Lizzie, Allan Drummond (2008)


  • A&E Biography: Henry Ford: Tin Lizzie Tycoon (1996)
  • A&E Biography: Thomas Edison: Father of Invention (1995)
  • The History Channel: Modern Marvels: Edison Tech (2005)
  • MOMA: Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005)
  • WGCU: Untold Stories: The Wizard’s Laboratory: Thomas Edison’s Quest for Rubber (2008)
  • WGCU: Into the Wild: Edison, Ford and Friends (2011)

For younger viewers:

  • HBO: Edison: The Wizard of Light (2002)
  • Nest Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison and the Electric Light (1993)

To contact the Edison & Ford Winter Estates about research or collections call 239-334-7419 or e-mail the Curatorial Department.