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They Made America: From the Steam Engine to the Search Engine, Two Centuries of Innovators
 
 
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Harold Evans, Gail Buckland & David Lefer.
Publisher Back Bay  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 9.15 x 6 x 1.15 inches
ISBN 9780316013857
Pages/Publication Date 694/2006
Daedalus Item Code 21311
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"[Harold] Evans extolls American moxie, that seemingly native mixture of initiative and luck that produced the Colt revolver, the FM radio, the Kodak camera, Mickey Mouse, and eBay. As a historian, Evans is less concerned with the inventive spark itself than with how it finds capital and markets. This approach allows fresh insights into familiar stories; we know that the Wright brothers flew, but not, perhaps, how they flirted with the French before selling their machine to the U.S. government.... In the current era, he focuses on the ferment of Silicon Valley, as embodied by such innovators as Larry Page, the Google co-founder, who marvels that more people don't work in technology, because 'that's the easiest way to change the world'."The New Yorker
 
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