They Made America

They Made America : From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine

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The real inventor of the steam engine. The creator of the bra. The man who invented modern banking. The creator of the computer operating system. These and scores of others are the characters that populate Harold Evans's rollicking, brilliant history of the men and women who made America great. Vast and beautifully designed with hundreds of duotones and photos throughout (many never before published), the book is itself a creation as grand as those it describes. Evans reveals the surprising truths behind many of the creations that made our modern world, as well as the lessons we can learn by studying the great entrepreneurs and innovators of the past two more

Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 68.58mm | 725.74g
  • Little, Brown & Company
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0316013854
  • 9780316013857
  • 874,752

Review quote

'Evans's book sticks to the facts and presents them with admirable clarity, and largely avoids illusions' - New York Review of Books 'Quirky and satisfying from the first chapter to the last sidebar' - Washington Post Book Worldshow more

About Harold Evans

Harry Evans was the founding editor of Conde Nast Traveler, editorial director of US News and World Report, and President and Publisher of Random House, where he published a record number of bestsellers. He is English and was born in more

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161 ratings
3.98 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (62)
3 24% (38)
2 4% (6)
1 1% (2)
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