Skip to content
Hardcover The Edisons of Fort Myers: Discoveries of the Heart Book

ISBN: 1561643122

ISBN13: 9781561643127

The Edisons of Fort Myers: Discoveries of the Heart

In 1885, Thomas Edison, age thirty-nine and already a world-famous inventor, met the two great loves of his life: Mina Miller and Fort Myers, Florida. Mina soon became his second wife, and Fort Myers... This description may be from another edition of this product.


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Good*

*Best Available: (missing dust jacket)

Save $19.76!
List Price $24.95
Almost Gone, Only 1 Left!

Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Intriguing Account of Thomas Edison in Florida

Great volume, combining the most desirable aspects of a non-fiction account of Life Magazine's "Man of the Millenium," with the precise information normally found only in a credible academic research volume. This book brings an important segment of history alive, in an interesting, unique and intriguing way. Excellent book!

Great read

I have always enjoyed the rich history of the great state of Florida. Mr. Smoot captures a wealth of this rich history in his book about Thomas Edison and his time spent in, and getting to, Fort Myers, FL. In carefully crafted detail he gives a sense of what Florida was like at the turn of the century and of the colorful characters who lived here. He also provides a wealth of detail regarding Thomas Edison and his second wife Mina. This book is packed with interesting excerpts from the Edisons' personal letters, diary entries and archives from the Edison Estate. If you enjoy Florida history and want to learn about the private life of one the great figures of American invention you will love this book.

Right on target

Any student of Edison ought to read this well-researched and carefully detailed description of his days in Fort Myers. This book, drawn from exacting investigation by a lawyer who grew up near Edison's home, is full of minute details that bring Edison alive in a new way. It shows his leisure time activities, and is particularly interesting in describing his inter-action with the 'locals' in this then-remote location. It's a perfect book to read if you plan to visit the Edison-Fort Winter Estates in Fort Myers.
Copyright © 2023 Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell/Share My Personal Information | Cookie Policy | Cookie Preferences | Accessibility Statement
ThriftBooks® and the ThriftBooks® logo are registered trademarks of Thrift Books Global, LLC
GoDaddy Verified and Secured