Join us for wine, snacks and great conversation.
We LOVE our new location and we want to celebrate! Join us this Friday, January 22nd from 6-9. We'll be sharing wine, snacks and great conversation. See what MacIntosh has to offer in our friendly, new space and meet the best bookselling staff in SW Florida.
Meet our special guests-
Authors Mike Cosden, Brent Newman and Chris Pendleton will be here to discuss their new book, Edison and Ford in Florida.
A decade of ongoing research and site restoration at the Edison & Ford Winter Estates has led to new information regarding the lives and work of these two famous friends, their winter homes, personal lives, and how they spent their winters in Florida. Explore this lesser-known side of the lives of these famous families through never before published photographs and newly uncovered historical details. The authors have selected photographs and information that illuminate the fascinating legacy of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford in Florida.
About the book-
Prolific inventor Thomas Edison and automobile pioneer Henry Ford shaped the modern world like few others. The lives of these close friends intersected at their winter homes in southwest Florida. Edison first visited the tiny cattle-ranching community of Fort Myers in 1885, building a home and laboratory soon after. There, he wintered with his wife, Mina, and their children, Madeleine, Charles, and Theodore. Ford purchased the adjacent estate in 1916, wintering in the area with his wife, Clara, and son, Edsel. Here in southwest Florida, these famous neighbors relaxed and found time to explore new projects.