Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Bookseller Inventory # 2566208288
Synopsis: Athlete, magician, marketing genius, millionaire- A. C. Gilbert was all of these, but he made his name by refusing to grow up. In 1913 Gilbert poured his boyish enthusiasm into a new toy. He called it the Erector Set, and the A. C. Gilbert Company sold 30 million of them. In this engaging book, award-winning journalist Bruce Watson tells the story of this amazing toy and its remarkable inventor-who, in 1918, became "The Man Who Saved Christmas" by convincing the U.S. War Resources Board not to ban wartime toy sales. Going beyond biography, Watson asks important questions about toys, boys, girls, science, and the way our perception of each has changed. The result is a quintessentially American tale of ingenuity, enthusiasm . . . and a marvelous invention that fit industrial America like a nut fits a bolt.
About the Author: Bruce Watson is an award-winning journalist whose articles have been published in the Smithsonian, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, San Francisco Examiner, Reader's Digest, and Yankee Magazine.
Title: Man Who Changed How Boys and Toys Were Made:...
Publisher: Penguin Books, USA
Publication Date: 2002
Book Condition: GOOD
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Book Description Penguin Publishing Group. Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0142003530I5N00
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Book Description Penguin Books, U.S.A., 2003. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Some edge wear on covers. Text pages slightly browned but in very good condition. Seller Inventory # 003218
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