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Edison and the Electric Chair. A Story of Light and Death.

Essig. Mark.:

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ISBN 10: 0750936436 / ISBN 13: 9780750936439
Published by Sutton, 2003
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Exploring the fascinating history of electricity, the author captures an era when the public was mesmerized and terrified by an invisible force that produced blazing light, powered streetcars, carried telephone conversations - and killed. Hardback illustrated with small black and white illustrations. Fine condition in fine dust jacket. 358 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 14610

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Title: Edison and the Electric Chair. A Story of ...

Publisher: Sutton

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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Thomas Edison's great achievements have transformed the lives of everyone in the modern world. Mark Essig here details his role in the one invention to which he never referred - the electric chair.

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Mark Essig has a doctorate in American History from Cornell University, where he specialised in the history of science, cultural history and American literature. He lives in Los Angeles.

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