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)

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

Invention Factory at The Thomas A Edison Papers

The Story Of Thomas Alva Edison - American Inventor Biography / Perfect Documentary (video)

Thomas Edison Center at Menlo Park

Edison vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry

Top 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Thomas Alva Edison

Edison vs. Westinghouse: A Shocking Rivalry

Thomas Edison Secretly Financed The First Electric Chair To Destroy His Rival

The Making of America: Thomas Edison,28804,1999143_2002893_2002888,00.html

History of Edison Sound Recordings

Thomas Edison was a lunatic - Geek History collection on Pinterest

Was Thomas Edison a hack? Historians take on claims in The Oatmeal

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Thomas Alva Edison prolific inventor and legendary lunatic