They Made America by Harold Evans
From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine: Two Centuries of Innovators

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An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.
 

About Harold Evans

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From 1997 to 1999, Harold Evans was Editorial Director and Vice Chairman of U.S. News and World Report, the New York Daily News, and Fast Company. He was President and Publisher of the Random House Trade Group from 1990 to 1997. He lives in New York City.
 
Published March 3, 2009 by Back Bay Books. 496 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Computers & Technology, Professional & Technical, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Anyway, Sir Harold's book singles out not mere inventors, but people who took a new thing or idea and put it to widespread practical use.

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Developed in tandem with a four-part PBS series to air in November, Evans's profusely illustrated and elegantly written book offers the same breadth and scope as his previous bestseller, The American Century .

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Henry Ford --- who died a bigot --- was once a social reformer who raised his workers' salaries to an unheard-of $5 a day because he had been deeply influenced by the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Former Random House publisher and British expat Harold Evans delivers 472 pages on the history of American innovation: Here are profiles of geniuses from Robert Fulton, who revolutionized steamboat travel, to cosmetics queen Estée Lauder to Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.

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They Made America is an intriguing book that highlights the men and women who have stood at the forefront of American technological and innovative advances.

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