9780375758843

Empires Of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, And The Race To Electrify The World

ISBN 10: 0375758844 / 0-375-75884-4
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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
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A riveting chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among three great titans of the Gilded Age--inventor Thomas Alva Edison, creator of the incandescent light bulb; eccentric genius Nikola Tesla; and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder--to bring electricity to the world.


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"Jonnes serves up plenty of color in an engaging and relaxed style..."

Publishers Weekly, 05/05/2003

 

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of Americas Gilded AgeThomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghousebattled bitterly as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nations most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the worlds first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Edison struggled to introduce his radical new direct current (DC) technology into the hurly-burly of New York City as Tesla and Westinghouse challenged his dominance with their alternating current (AC), thus setting the stage for one of the eeriest feuds in American corporate history, the War of the Electric Currents. The battlegrounds: Wall Street, the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair, Niagara Falls, and, finally, the death chamberJonnes takes us on the tense walk down a prison hallway and into the sunlit room where William Kemmler, convicted ax murderer, became the first man to die in the electric chair. Empires of Light is the gripping history of electricity, the mysterious fluid, and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. From the Hardcover edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780375758843

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