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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Paul Niemann  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Quincy, Illinois


-- Website -- http://www.inventionmysteries.com
-- Paul Niemann on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=paul+niemann


Illinois Connection

Paul Neimann still lives and works in Quincy, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Paul Niemann is an author and syndicated newspaper columnist who taught at Quincy (IL) University for six years. He runs MarketLaunchers.com, helping inventors market their inventions, and served as a two-term member of the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association. He wrote Invention Mysteries on the horse farm where he grew up, just south of Quincy, Illinois.


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Titles At Your Library

Invention Mysteries (Invention Mysteries Series)
ISBN: 097480410X

Horsefeathers Publishing Company. 2004

INVENTION MYSTERIES tells the little-known stories behind well-known inventions.

More Invention Mysteries: 52 Little-known Stories Behind Well-known Inventions
ISBN: 0974804118

Horsefeathers Pub Co. 2006

Overview More Invention Mysteries is the second book in the popular Invention Mysteries series. Like the first book, it reveals the little-known stories behind well-known inventions. The book covers well-known inventors such as Leonardo da Vinci, Ben Franklin, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, etc., as well as focusing on female inventors and juvenile inventors. Then it delves into the stories of well-known people who the general public did not know were inventors, such as Charles Lindbergh, Zeppo Marx, and four guys named Fahrenheit, Celsius, Doppler and Richter. It also chronicles the stories of how Xerox, Monopoly and Pepsi were initially considered to be failures. This interesting book also contains several quizzes to test the readers' knowledge of inventors and inventions. More Invention Mysteries is intended for a general audience, as it appeals to kids as well as adults, but it is ideal for students and for the library market.