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.
Some call them accidents. Some call them mistakes truth is an amazing amount of products and everyday household items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Using weird and amazing facts, as well as hilarious cartoons, this fun-filled book covers 40 familiar inventions and their serendipitous developments. Recommended for ages 8 – 12.
This 12×9 inch hardbound book is a pictorial history of Henry Ford written by the Ford Motor Company’s Corporate Historian, Robert C. Kreipke. Through fascinating historic photographs and informative captions, this book tells the amazing story of Henry Ford’s life from his childhood in Dearborn, Michigan to the indelible mark he left on the world. This captivating book will leave readers not only with a greater appreciation for Henry Ford’s automotive and engineering achievements, but also with a greater understanding of his human side.
Each of these books, and many more, are available in the Edison Ford Museum Store, Edison Ford Shoppe at Bell Tower Shops and on-line at www.edisonfordwinterestates.org.
Be on the lookout for next month’s Great Book Picks!