Thomas Alva Edison - February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931 - American inventor and businessman.

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Story of Thomas Alva Edison by National Archives and Records Administration (video) https://archive.org/details/gov.archives.arc.49442

Government produced information movie pretty much a straight forward no frills encyclopedia article.


Invention Factory at The Thomas A Edison Papers http://edison.rutgers.edu/inventionfactory.htm

The Story Of Thomas Alva Edison - American Inventor Biography / Perfect Documentary (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMkiGcSxWrM

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park http://www.menloparkmuseum.org/

Edison vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/edison-vs-westinghouse-a-shocking-rivalry-102146036/

Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Thomas Alva Edison http://energy.gov/articles/top-8-things-you-didn-t-know-about-thomas-alva-edison

Edison vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/edison-vs-westinghouse-a-shocking-rivalry-102146036/?no-ist

Thomas Edison Secretly Financed The First Electric Chair To Destroy His Rival http://www.businessinsider.com/edison-financed-the-electric-chair-2014-7?op=1

The Making of America: Thomas Edison http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1999143_2002893_2002888,00.html

History of Edison Sound Recordings http://www.loc.gov/collections/edison-company-motion-pictures-and-sound-recordings/articles-and-essays/history-of-edison-sound-recordings/

Thomas Edison was a lunatic - Geek History collection on Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/tomperacchio/thomas-edison-was-a-lunatic/

Was Thomas Edison a hack? Historians take on claims in The Oatmeal http://www.nj.com/middlesex/index.ssf/2013/02/oatmeal_comic_about_tesla_and.html

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Thomas Alva Edison prolific inventor and legendary lunatic