A short but decent biography of Thomas Edison

May 14th, 2015
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Thomas Alva Edison, or Al as he was often called, was a great man. His inventions are so popular and commonplace that today that we often take them for granted. He has helped us in many ways and that's what makes him a hero

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A short but decent biography of Thomas EdisonThomas Alva Edison, or Al as he was often called, was a great man.His inventions are so popular and commonplace that today that we often take themfor granted. He has helped us in many ways and that's what makes him a hero.Tom was born on February 11, 1847. From the very start of his life he hadproblems. He often got into trouble because he was so curious about things. Onetime he set his fathers barn on fire. "He said he made a small fire in it just to seewhat it would do" ( Josephson , 13). The fire quickly spread and burnt the barndown. To punish him for this his father spanked him in the town square right infront of everyone. Also his curiosity made people think things about him thatweren't true. He was always asking questions. People thought he was stupid andeven retarded. He had trouble in school so his mom took hi

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