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Bruce, Robert V. "Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude." Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1973.

Carlson, W. Bernard. "Invention as a Social Process: Elihu Thomson and the Rise of General Electric, 1870-1900." Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.

Cheney, Margaret. "Tesla: Man Out of Time." New York: Dell, 1981.

Fucini, Joseph J., and Suzy Fucini. "Entrepreneurs: The Men and Women Behind Famous Brand Names and How They Made It." Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1985.

Friedel, Robert, and Paul Israel. "Edison's Electric Light: Biography of an Invention." New Brunswick, NJ.: Rutgers University Press, 1986.

Israel, Paul. "Edison: A Life of Invention." New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1998.

Josephson, Matthew. "Edison: A Biography." New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1959.

Lewis, Tom. "Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio." New York: Harper-Perennial, 1991.

Lindsay, David. "Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise and Untimely Fall of America's Show Inventors." New York: Kodansha America, 1997.

Martin, T. Commerford. "The Inventions, Researches and Writings of Nikola Tesla." New York: Barnes & Noble, 1992.

Millard, Andre. "Edison and the Business of Innovation." Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990.

Prout, Henry G. "A Life of George Westinghouse." New York: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1921.

Reich, Leonard S. "The Making of American Industrial Research: Science and Business at GE and Bell." 1876-1926, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Rosenberg, Robert, Paul Israel, et al. "The Papers of Thomas A. Edison." Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989.

Young, J. Lewis. "Edison and his Phonograph." London: Edison United Phonograph Co., 1890 [?].

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Koenigsberg, Allen. "The Wizard of Menlo Park and the Amazing Food Machine," Antique Phonograph Magazine 10, no. 2 (1992), pp. 4-10.

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Edison Birthplace Museum

The Edison National Historic Site

Thomas A. Edison Papers at Rutgers University

The Motion Pictures and Sound Recordings of the Edison Companies at the Library of Congress

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