Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise and Untimely Fall of America's Show Inventors

Madness in the Making: The Triumphant Rise and Untimely Fall of America's Show Inventors

by David Lindsay

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Overview

"A fascinating history of the unexpected intersection of science, technology and show business."

--John Steele Gordon, author of Hamilton's Blessing

"Once upon a time, American know-how flourished through show-how: spectacular demonstrations by ever resourceful technological entrepreneurs. David Lindsay brings back these glorious (and sometimes infamous) theatricals in a delightful, witty, narrative with a serious point: the American inventor, now relegated to endless rehearsals, needs to resume a rightful place on the national center stage. For admirers and critics of technology and for veteran and inspiring inventors, Madness in the Making will give pleasure and inspire debate."
--Edward Tenner. Author of Why Things Bite Back

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780595347667
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/28/2005
Pages: 420
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.93(d)

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