Stories of Great Inventors
American Inventions and Inventors
by William Mowry (1910)
A look at the history of inventions through the ages in heat, light, food, clothing, travels, and letters. I think it will be interesting for your children to see how far we've come!
Captains of Industry
by James Parton (1896)
Great variety of short stories of inventors you have likely not heard of. Many lessons to inspire the heart.
Conquest of Invention
by Mary Parkman (1921)
High interest stories of McCormick, Howe, Edison, Murdock, Fulton, Marconi, Goodyear, Westinghouse, Whitney, Bell
by Rupert Holland (1911)
Really great stories of inventors and inventions arranged in chronological order.
Great Inventors and Their Inventions
by Frank Bachman (1918)
'The story of the invention is woven into the story of the inventor . . . may [the story] also bring [the children] into contact with ideas which will grip their hearts, feed the imagination, and mold their ideals into worthier forms.'
Heroes and Martyrs of Invention
by George Towle (1893)
Stories of Gutenberg, Palissy, Watt, Fulton, Goodyear, Howe and others.
Makers of Many Things
by Eva March Tappan (1916)
'This book is planned to reveal to children what invention has accomplished and what wide room for invention still remains.' Stories behind the match, India rubber, paper, how books were made, fountain pens and pencils, shoes, cotton and silk; how they manufactured things 100 years ago.
Stories of Useful Inventions
by Samuel Forman (1911)
Traces the evolution through history of common inventions such as the match, stove, lamp, book, clock, house, etc. Fascinating look; simply told.
by William Meadowcroft (1921)
Written by Edison's personal assistant and published with the approval of Edison, himself.
Written by Rose, Laura Ingalls Wilder's daughter. This book is loaded with 'gems' on running a business where employees are treated with respect. I loved this book.
Character study of the great scientist and inventor, his family and his background.
A Messnr biography= Good.
by Philip Hubert (1893)
Men of Achievement Series. In depth look at a variety of inventors such as Franklin, Fulton, Whitney, Howe, Morse, Goodyear, Edison, Bell and more.
Leading American Inventors
by George Iles (1912)
Mature look at the lives of American inventors, some familiar names but several new ones.
A more in depth look at the man. Written to convey to young men 'that his career will depend less on the splendor of the start than on the spirit with which he pursues it; far less on capital than on courage; on worry than watchfulness; on 'pull' than persistence.