How New Yorkers transformed the world!
When singer Frank Sinatra famously crooned about New York, "If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere," he could have been talking about New York’s great inventors whose works have travelled across the globe. New York has been a hotbed of innovation since its founding. Made in New York tells the stories behind the innovators and their inventions. Like many New Yorkers, some came from elsewhere to find success in their new home. Some became famous; others struggled for recognition. All were visionaries and risk-takers who were willing to put their lives on the line if necessary. From the first brassiere to the life-saving pacemaker, and from a solar lantern to the first mass-produced cameras, New York has been the seedbed of life-changing technologies that have altered how we live. Made in New York celebrates these compelling stories.
Frank Vizard is a former editor with Popular Science magazine and a contributor to publications ranging from Luxury Magazine to USA Today. He is the coauthor (with Phil Scott) of 21st Century Soldier, editor of Why a Curveball Curves, and the author of Screamer. He lives in Dobbs Ferry, New York.