From Football to Fig Newtons: 76 American Inventors and The Inventions You Know By Heart

Who invented football, bluegrass music, Mr. Potato Head, the Kentucky Derby, Sesame Street and the telephone? If you said Walter Camp, Bill Monroe, George Lerner, William Meriwether Lewis Clark Jr, Joan Ganz Cooney, and Antonio Meucci, respectively, then, you are smarter than this book. The answers and stories, along with 70 others, can be found within. Forgotten American inventors get recognized! More

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About Brian D'Ambrosio

Brian D'Ambrosio is a writer and marketing and media consultant in Missoula, Montana. D'Ambrosio's articles have been published in local, regional, and national publications, including Western Horseman, ESPN The Magazine, Wisconsin Trails, Bark Magazine, Montana Magazine, and Backpacker Magazine.

Brian D'Ambrosio lives and works in, as well as writes from, Missoula, Montana. In July 2013 alone, D'Ambrosio interviewed Iowa folk music legend Greg Brown, blues artist Mia Borders, former entertainment wrestler Ivan Koloff, boxing legend Earnie Shavers, boxer Doug DeWitt, Washington Capitals assistant coach Tim Hunter, and famed Montana leather artist Howard Knight.

D'Ambrosio's past stints have included work as an instructor, media consultant, newspaper editor, and marketing and communications coordinator.

His favorite journalistic topics or subjects: history, theatre, architecture, biography, boxing, NHL tough guys, photography, forgotten inventors, and obscure American poets and authors. He has worked in media relations on behalf of non-profits, theatre groups, digital publications, and start-up businesses.

Brian D'Ambrosio has written more than 10 books and is in the process of completing a biography of boxer "Indian" Marvin Camel and 'Warriors on Ice,' recalling the lives, times and careers of the greatest NHL tough guys. He contributes regularly to multiple publications on a vast variety of subjects.

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