They Made America: Two Centuries of Innovators from the Steam Engine to the Search Engine

Harold Evans

There has never been a history of America like Harold Evans's long-awaited They Made America. With the verve and cogency that made his American Century an acclaimed bestseller, Evans tells the epic story of the men and women who made America over two centuries.

Evans distills the most practical thinking about innovation into a feature called the Innovator’s Toolbox – influential gems that will inspire the thinking and hopes of those with ideas of their own.  Thomas Edison urged the men in his lab to come up with practical things: “We can’t be like those German professors who spend their whole lives studying the fuzz on a bee.”  They Made America is eminently practical – but more than anything, it is history to inspire. (Back Bay Books)