No 1 NEW RELEASE NOV 2014. This is not a book about Singer sewing machines but Isaac Merritt Singer, the inventor of the first practical sewing machine in history and his incredible, and often haphazard story, that led to his greatest invention. The story of Isaac Merritt Singer is straight out of American folklore. Isaac ran away from a troubled home to a carnival passing through town. From living on his wits Isaac became one of the wealthiest men of his era, long before the likes of Carnegie, Ford and Rockefeller. Isaac’s story is one of wars and women, when he died he was married to the most beautiful woman in Europe, 30 years his junior. In his will he named over 20 of his children, making each one rich beyond their wildest dreams. Isaac’s inventions helped kick-start the growth that made America the first Super Power. His business techniques, salesmanship and entrepreneurial skill brought jobs to millions of people around the world and made Singer a household name. Isaac’s story will blow your mind and may just be the best tale that has never made it to Hollywood.