Monday, August 11, 2008

Watch for the New Issue of The Internet Review of Books


If you enjoy learning why we are who we are -- "we," in this case, being those who enjoy the fruits of the Industrial Revolution -- you will probably be interested in reading The Power Makers: Steam, Electricity, and the Men Who Invented Modern America by Maury Klein.

I have a review of the book in the upcoming issue of The Internet Review of Books, and I found myself fascinated by the Rubik's cube of personalities revealed by the author's research.

Consider this: when you flip a light switch and your room is illuminated, you may owe as much to Thomas Savery, Matthew Boulton, and George Westinghouse as you do to Thomas Edison.

The review of The Power Makers in the next issue of The Internet Review of Books will explain why.
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