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August Great Book Picks in the Museum Store

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On August 21, 2015

     Thomas Edison, Mina Edison, and Henry Ford have all been the focus of news stories recently. Monthly, the Curatorial Staff will pick books on timely topics or current events.

Legendary Locals of Fort Myers – by Gerri Reaves.

august book picks 2015 1     This book offers an excellent view into Fort Myers’ past by providing brief biographies on many     of  the individuals who made a  memorable impact on the community.  Reaves, who is a local historian, uses images from  historical  archives, family collections, and her own contemporary photographs to weave together the story of Fort Myers as told through the lives of its most influential citizens.  Readers will delight in learning about some of its most influential citizens.  Readers will delight in learning about Some of the unique people who added such character to the area.

1001 Things to Spot in the Sea – by Katie Daynes.

august book picks 2015 2     This excellently illustrated book will  fascinate young children who love the sea and its  inhabitants.  Each two-page illustration depicts a different ecosystem with certain species that children can identify and count.  A great way to get kids interested in the ocean or marine biology.

Recommended for Ages: 8 and up.


Images of Motoring: Ford Dynasty a Photographic History – by Michael W.R. Davis and James K. Wagner.

august book picks 2015 3     Using over 200 photographs from the Ford Motor Company archives and other personal collections, this book provides an intimate look into the lives of the Ford family, and their impact on the automotive world.  Some of these never-before-seen photos are truly worth a thousand words and will fascinate both the casual reader and the “Ford buff” out  there.

Each of these books, and many more, are available in the Edison Ford Museum Store, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops and in our online store.

Be on the lookout for next month’s Great Book Picks!


2 Responses

  1. Julia Says:

    I’ve heard something about the new book “Edison and Ford in Florida” – is it available in the store? Thank you.

    Posted on August 29th, 2015 at 9:42 am

  2. Edison Ford Winter Estates Says:

    Hello and thank you for your question. The new book is not available yet, however we do have a release and book-signing event scheduled for the evening of September 10. Please visit our News and Blogs page for more information in the September update.

    Posted on August 29th, 2015 at 11:12 am