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Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World

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  • Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World (Random House Trade) – Trade paperback (2004)
    by Dr. Jill Jonnes

    Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World

    Trade paperback, Random House Trade
    2004
    English
    Rh Trade PB ed.
    464 pages

    ISBN: 0375758844
    ISBN-13: 9780375758843

    In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America's Gilded Age--Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse--battled 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 nation's most ... Show more

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by K5WLF on Apr 22, 2010

"Empires of Light" is a well researched and scholarly, yet extremely entertaining look at the 'electricity wars' in the US. Truly a pageturner in the best sense of the word, the book examines the rivalry between Edison and Westinghouse for the dominant electrical format. Nikola Tesla figures prominently ... More

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