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Want to know more about Thomas Edison and Henry Ford?

Thomas Edison:

  • Edison's Electric Light: Biography of an Invention, Robert Friedel and Paul Israel (1985)
  • Edison: A Life of Invention, Paul Israel (1998)
  • Edison and the Business of Innovation, A.J. Millard (1990) Working at Inventing: Thomas A.
  • Edison and the Menlo Park Experience William S. Pretzer, ed., (1989)
  • Thomas Alva Edison: An American Myth, Wyn Wachhorst (1981)
  • Edison: Inventing the Century, Neil Baldwin (1995)
  • The Wizard of Menlo Park, Randall Stross (2007)

Especially for younger readers:

  • Thomas Edison for Kids: 21 Activities, Laurie Carlson (2006)
  • Thomas Alva Edison: Inventing the Electric Age, Gene Adair (1996)
  • Thomas Edison and Modern America: A Brief History with Documents, Theresa M. Collins and Lisa Gitelman (2002)
  • In Their Own Words: Thomas Edison, George Sullivan (2001)
  • Inventing the Future: A Photobiography of Thomas Alva Edison, Marfe Ferguson Delano (2002)
  • The Electric Light: Thomas Edison’s Illuminating Invention, Liz Sonneborn (2007)

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:

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)
HBO: Edison: The Wizard of Light (2002)
WGCU: Untold Stories: The Wizard’s Laboratory: Thomas Edison’s Quest for Rubber. (2008)
MOMA: Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005)
Nest Animated Hero Classics: Thomas Edison and the Electric Light (1993)