"Supported by a generous sheaf of period portraits, diagrams, prints and patent illustrations, this quick tally of names, techniques and devices is well endowed with reader appeal, though it's not going to stand alone as a source for reports. (glossary, Web sites) (Nonfiction. 10-12)"
This latest entry in the Crossroads America series looks back to that fertile period when inventions, from the light bulb to the airplane, from skyscrapers to mass-produced automobiles, significantly changed our country's patterns of work and life.
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