From his mother

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From his mother, Edison learned basic reading, writing and arithmetic. His father  introduced him to his own favorite philosopher, Thomas Paine. Reading became a  passion, and Edison read extensively, especially popular science periodicals and  novels. Later on, as an adult, he would take this same approach in doing research for  his inventions, sometimes spending days in the library. He read voraciously and did not  hesitate to study texts from all fields of learning. Though Edison drifted in and out of formal school environments, he was largely taught  by his mother and himself. At the age of twelve his schooling ended when he took a job  as a "candy butcher" on the Grand Trunk Railroad, selling newspapers, magazine, and  snacks to passengers. The railroad job granted him access to new cities like Detroit and  allowed him to showcase his budding entrepreneurial skills. He set up a printing press 
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ART 2313 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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