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By Harold Evans

Now on hand in a text-only paperback version, "They Made the US" is a stirring and supremely readable paintings of history--a social gathering of the entrepreneurial power that has fueled this state considering the fact that its inception.

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The new engine raised steam by heating a grillwork system of tubes in an 18-inch cylinder, an invention that saved three and a half tons of brickwork on the conventional boiler. Everything came together on April 16, 1790. The wood fire blazed, the steam rose, the boiler held, the pistons churned, the paddleboards dug into the water at 76 strokes a minute, the boat shook and shuddered and Fitch and Voight moved euphorically upstream. They outpaced several large sailboats and strongly manned rowboats.

No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review. Back Bay Books / Little, Brown and Company Hachette Book Group 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017 First eBook Edition: February 2009 ISBN: 978-0-316-07034-8 Contents Copyright Page America’s Genius for Innovation PART I: PATHFINDERS TO A NEW CIVILIZATION The Heroes Who Got America Going John Fitch (1743-1798) Robert Fulton (1765-1815) Oliver Evans (1755-1819) Eli Whitney (1765-1825) Sam Colt (1814-1862) Samuel Morse (1791-1872) Cyrus McCormick (1809-1884) Isaac Merritt Singer(1811-1875) Charles Goodyear (1800-1860) Edwin Drake (1819-1880) Levi Strauss (1829-1902) Elisha Otis (1811-1861) Lewis Tappan (1788-1873) Theodore Dehone Judah (1826-1863) PART II: AMERICA TAKES OFF Adventurous Men Unite a Continent SECTION I: Inventors Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) Leo Hendrik Baekeland (1863-1944) Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) Wright Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963) Edwin Howard Armstrong (1890-1954) SECTION II: Democratizers Henry Ford (1863-1947) George Eastman (1854-1932) Sarah Breedlove Walker (1867-1919) Amadeo Peter Giannini (1870-1949) Martha Matilda Harper (1857-1950) Juan Terry Trippe (1899-1981) General Georges Doriot (1899-1987) SECTION III: Empire Builders Ida Rosenthal (1886-1973) Samuel Insull (1859-1938) Philo T.

I. graduate, as was Douglas Engelbart, the pioneer of the computer mouse and graphic interface software. s metamorphosed into engineers, scientists and managers, higher education was still unduly restricted in Britain with the emphasis on the arts. Only a very select few—2 percent of the population—were then admitted to universities, and the proposal to open the doors wider provoked outcry from the establishment: “More Means Worse” was the rallying cry of its leading organ then, the Times newspaper.

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