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Turning the Century
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The Undiscovered World of Thomas Edison
Kathleen McAuliffe discuses life of the inventor passed what he did and what the public knows him as. Analyzing the work journals and private journals of his life. As the title suggests, exploring Edison's life came to the conclusion of a few findings. Edison's view on failure was very light and he never let it stop him from accomplishing his goals. This part of Edison was true because there is evidence in which is employees have talked about him never being able to conceive an experiment as a failure. Of course, an inventor was very experimental in his work, but Edison kept many arrangement of things from animal hide to the eye of a U.S Senator. While looking back at concepts, evidence that shows that Edison wanted to make motion pictures have sound with them. McAuliffe uses a formal voice even when talking about Edison being anti-Semitic something that would be difficult to present as an American. The tone that is established is one with awe. Even while pointing his flaws we can still idolize him as an american hero because just like us he isn't perfect. He was a self made man and his story inspires us to do the best we can no matter what. The methods used are rhetorical in nature by playing off the emotions of the reader. The author wants a feeling of somber inner reflection to the undiscovered world of a famous figure.
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Revealing Details That Enrich Our Portrait of One of America's Most Accomplished
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