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The Resource Who built that : awe-inspiring stories of American tinkerpreneurs, Michelle Malkin

Who built that : awe-inspiring stories of American tinkerpreneurs, Michelle Malkin

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Who built that : awe-inspiring stories of American tinkerpreneurs
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Who built that
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awe-inspiring stories of American tinkerpreneurs
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Michelle Malkin
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eng
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Firebrand conservative columnist, commentator, Internet entrepreneur, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Michelle Malkin tells the fascinating, little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress. In July 2012, President Obama infamously proclaimed: 2If you{u2019}ve got a business{u2014}you didn{u2019}t build that. Somebody else made that happen.3 Malkin wholeheartedly disagrees. Who Built That is a rousing tribute to the hidden American capitalists who pioneered everyday inventions. They{u2019}re the little big things we take for granted: bottle caps and glassware, tissue paper, flashlights, railroad signals, bridge cables, revolutionary plastics, and more. Malkin takes readers on an eclectic journey of American capitalism, from the colonial period to the Industrial Age to the present, spotlighting awe-inspiring and little-known 2tinkerpreneurs3 who achieved their dreams of doing well by doing good. You{u2019}ll learn how famous patent holders Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain championed the nation{u2019}s unique system of intellectual property rights; how glass manufacturing mavericks Edward Libbey and Mike Owens defied naysayers to revolutionize food, beverage, and pharmaceutical packaging; how penniless Croatian immigrant Anthony Maglica started his $400 million Maglite flashlight business in a rented garage; and many more riveting stories that explain our country{u2019}s fertile climate for scientific advancement and entrepreneurship. To understand who we are as people, we need to first understand what motivates America{u2019}s ordinary and extraordinary makers and risk-takers. Driven by her own experience as a second-generation beneficiary of the American Dream, Malkin skillfully and passionately rebuts collectivist orthodoxy to celebrate the engineers, mechanics, designers, artisans, and relentless tinkerers of all backgrounds who embody our nation{u2019}s spirit of self-made entrepreneurialism. --
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Who built that : awe-inspiring stories of American tinkerpreneurs, Michelle Malkin
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-308) and index
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Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Engineers of prosperity - Maglite's Tony Maglica: Torchbearer of the American dream; The Wizards of cool: Air-conditioning innovators Willis Carrier and Irvine Lyle; Roebling: The family that built America's most famous bridges -- Part II: The miracle of the mundane - I, toilet paper; Crowning glory: How William Painter's bottle caps became a $9 billion business; "Keep looking": How Painter's razor-sharp genius inspired King Gillette; Seeing dollars in the dirt: The wisdom of Charles E. Hires -- Part III: BFFS: Dynamic duos of American business - Death-defying mavericks of glass Edward Libbey and Michael Owens; "Perfect partnership": Westinghouse, Tesla, and the harnessing of Niagara Falls -- Part IV: Past, present, future - Smart limbs: The next generation of American tinkerpreneurs -- Conclusion
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sky2ocm74439852
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24 cm
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First Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink hardcover edition
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x, 324 pages
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9781476784946
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BD15043114
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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Who built that : awe-inspiring stories of American tinkerpreneurs, Michelle Malkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Engineers of prosperity - Maglite's Tony Maglica: Torchbearer of the American dream; The Wizards of cool: Air-conditioning innovators Willis Carrier and Irvine Lyle; Roebling: The family that built America's most famous bridges -- Part II: The miracle of the mundane - I, toilet paper; Crowning glory: How William Painter's bottle caps became a $9 billion business; "Keep looking": How Painter's razor-sharp genius inspired King Gillette; Seeing dollars in the dirt: The wisdom of Charles E. Hires -- Part III: BFFS: Dynamic duos of American business - Death-defying mavericks of glass Edward Libbey and Michael Owens; "Perfect partnership": Westinghouse, Tesla, and the harnessing of Niagara Falls -- Part IV: Past, present, future - Smart limbs: The next generation of American tinkerpreneurs -- Conclusion
Control code
sky2ocm74439852
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Threshold Editions/Mercury Ink hardcover edition
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781476784946
Lccn
BD15043114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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illustrations

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