Who Built That

Who Built That

Awe-inspiring Stories of American Tinkerpreneurs

Book - 2015 | First Threshold EditionsMercury Ink hardcover edition.
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Publisher: New York :, Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink,, 2015.
Edition: First Threshold EditionsMercury Ink hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476784946
Characteristics: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Engineers of prosperity. Maglite's Tony Maglica : torchbearer of the American Dream ; The wizards of cool : air-conditioning innovators Willis Carrier and Irvine Lyle ; Roebling : the family that built America's most famous bridges
Part II: The miracle of the mundane. I, toilet paper ; Crowning glory : how William Painter's bottle caps became a $9 billion business ; "Keep looking" : how Painter's razor-sharp genius inspired King Gillette ; Seeing dollars in the dirt : the wisdom of Charles E. Hires
Part III: BFFs : dynamic duos of American business. Death-defying mavericks of glass : Edward Libbey and Michael Owens ; "Perfect partnership" : Westinghouse, Tesla, and the harnessing of Niagara Falls
Part IV: Past, present, future. Smart limbs : the next generation of American tinkerpreneurs.

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cello9flute
Oct 27, 2015

This book should be required reading in every high school! It makes readers aware of where things came from--they just didn't appear magically someone had to work and work hard to dream them up and figure out how to put them together. And so many failed and failed but kept trying . It really is a refreshing look at how life really works

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Slys65ss
Jul 07, 2015

Michelle Malkin does an excellent job of portraying American greatness in history. Really inspiring read.

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