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New book explores how 'Tinkerers' made America great




Author Alec Foege and his book
Author Alec Foege and his book "The Tinkerers."

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Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Dad in the garage with his tool box. America is a country known for it's tinkerers, people with a passion for fixing, improving and inventing useful objects.

But today's high-tech gadgets may be harder to crack. We'll speak with Alec Foege, he's written a new book called "The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers and Inventors Who Make America Great."

The Tinkerers: The Amateurs, DIYers and Inventors Who Make America Great by