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1 Clark, Ronald W. Edison - The Man Who Made the Future
London Macdonald and Janes 1977 0354040936 / 9780354040938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
A Very Good+ unmarked copy with non price clipped dustjacket. It is almost a century since Thomas Alvar Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light, and over a 100 years since he built the first successful phonograph. The man who declared that 'genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration', and who on average lodged a patent application every two weeks of his adult life, and who was the most famous American of his day. Only now is it possible to present him clearly against the background of his times and to assess fairly his achievements and his often controversial business and working methods. Growing up in the aftermath of the American Civil War, he was a pacifist and was President of the US Naval Consulting Board in the First World War. Profusely illustrated. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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2 Clark, Ronald W. The Life of Bertrand Russell
London Jonathan Cape and Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1975 0297770187 / 9780297770183 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy in blue cloth boards (Fine apart from a few spots of light foxing to top edge) with price clipped dustjacket. 766 pages. 63 illustrations. A definitive biography. The grandson of a Victorian Prime Minister, heir to an earldom yet for much of his life a scourge of the Establishment, Bertrand Russell was not only among the greatest philosophers of his time but a political activist who, when well into his nineties, displayed an energy that men half his age might envy. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.24 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
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