The Dawn of Innovation
The First American Industrial Revolution
Publication Date: October 2012
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From the bestselling author of The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown and The Tycoons comes the fascinating, panoramic story of the rise of American industry between the War of 1812 and the Civil War.
Charles R. Morris is a lawyer, former banker, and New York Times bestselling author. He has written several books, including American Catholic, The Sages, and The Tycoons. He is also a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Atlantic Monthly. David Colacci has been an actor and a director for over thirty years, performing coast-to-coast in lead roles of plays by a variety of playwrights, from Shakespeare to Sam Shepard to Steve Martin. He has worked as a narrator for over fifteen years, during which time he has read the works of such authors as Jules Verne, Henry Adams, John Irving, Michael Chabon, and John Lescroart. He has won AudioFile Earphones Awards, earned Audie nominations, and been included on Best of Year lists by such publications as Publishers Weekly, AudioFile magazine, and Library Journal. David was a resident actor/director with the Cleveland Play House for eight years and has been artistic director of the Hope Summer Rep Theater since 1992. He currently lives in New York with his wife, narrator and actress Susan Ericksen, and his children, Mario and Elena.
"The author is at his best when he focuses on the people behind the technology. . . . Morris' research is thorough. . . . Ambitious." ---Kirkus