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What is Who Built That About?
Who Built That tells the little-known stories of the inventors who have contributed to American exceptionalism and technological progress. Call them America’s “tinkerpreneurs”—unsung innovators who commercialized their “little” ideas to create products, companies, wealth, and opportunities that thrive today. Tireless, self-made, and largely self-taught, they raised our standard of living with the creation of items we daily take for granted, from razors to bottle caps, flashlights to bridge cables.
Who is the author of Who Built That?
Michelle Malkin is an American conservative political commentator. She was a Fox News contributor and in May 2020 joined Newsmax TV. Malkin has written seven books and founded the conservative websites Twitchy and Hot Air.
How long is Who Built That?
- Print length: 336 pages
What genre is Who Built That?
History, Business, Nonfiction
What are good quotes from Who Built That?
“So that the record of history is absolutely crystal clear: There is no alternative way, so far discovered, of improving the lot of the ordinary people that can hold a candle to the productive activities that are unleashed by a free enterprise system.”
“Liberty, not government, is the world’s most powerful”
“to found a new home in the western continent beyond the ocean, a new fatherland free from tyranny . . . guided by firm convictions and upright motives, not by the whim of the moment.”
What are the chapters in Who Built That?
Chapter 1: Maglite's Tony Maglica: Torchbearer Of the American Dream
Chapter 2: The Wizards of Cool: Air-Conditioning Innovators Willis Carrier and Irvine Lyle
Chapter 3: Roebling: The Family That Built America's Most Famous Bridge
Chapter 4: I, Toilet Paper
Chapter 5: Crowning Glory: How William Painter's Bottle Caps Became a $9 Billion Business
Chapter 6: "Keep Looking": How Painter's Razor-Sharp Genius Inspired King Gillette
Chapter 7: Seeing Dollar in the Dirt: The Wisdom of Charles E. Hires
Chapter 8: Death-Defying Mavericks of Glass: Edward Libbey and Michael Owens
Chapter 9: "Perfect Partnership": Westinghouse, Tesla, and the Harnessing of Niagara Falls
Chapter 10: Smart Limbs: The Next Generation of American Tinkerpreneurs
Tal Gur is a location independent entrepreneur, author, and impact investor. After trading his daily grind for a life of his own daring design, he spent a decade pursuing 100 major life goals around the globe. His most recent book and bestseller, The Art of Fully Living - 1 Man, 10 Years, 100 Life Goals Around the World, has set the stage for his new mission: elevating society to its abundance potential.