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Inventors & Imposters: How History Forgot the True Heroes of Invention and Discovery
by Daniel Diehl (Goodreads Author)
Who discovered America? Who invented the telephone? Who illuminated the world with the light bulb? If you thought the answers to these questions were Christopher Columbus, Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison, you may want to think again... Crossing time and continents, this page-turning book considers the case for other equally heroic, but largely forgotten, pioneers. ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Crimson Publishing
(first published October 15th 2008)
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All my ideas of who invented certain things have gone out the window. The author does a wonderful job showing the origins of inventions, sometimes coming from the most obscure places, in comparison to where we believe they came from. There are a few things that the authors may have overlooked, such as Edison having the most patents ever, but that may have been rectified in recent printings. All in all very informative, wonderfully researched, and the tales told in a lively manner.