The Last Lone Inventor

A Tale of Genius, Deceit, and the Birth of Television
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Author(s): Evan I. Schwartz
Original Publish Date: Feb 11, 2020
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.27 hours)
Product Number: Z100158029
Released: Feb 11, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781705204498
Narrator/s: Eric Jason Martin
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Description

In a story that is both of its time and timeless, Evan I. Schwartz tells a tale of genius versus greed, innocence versus deceit, and independent brilliance versus corporate arrogance. Many men have laid claim to the title "father of television," but Philo T. Farnsworth is the true genius behind what may be the most influential invention of our time. Driven by his obsession to demonstrate his idea, by the age of twenty Farnsworth was operating his own laboratory above a garage in San Francisco and filing for patents. The resulting publicity caught the attention of RCA tycoon David Sarnoff, who became determined to control television in the same way he monopolized radio. Based on original research, including interviews with Farnsworth family members, The Last Lone Inventor is the story of the epic struggle between two equally passionate adversaries whose clash symbolized a turning point in the culture of creativity.

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Author(s): Evan I. Schwartz
Product Number EB00242383
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061856143

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