The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World

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Henry Holt and Company (BYR), 22 ene. 2019 - 272 páginas

The spellbinding true account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity.

In the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on a rousing nation. Inventive and ambitious minds were hard at work. Soon that spark was fanned, and a fiery war was under way to be the first to light—and run—the world with electricity. Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). There would be no ties in this race—only a winner and a loser. The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense, and rich historical and biographical information about these brilliant inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world’s defining scientific competitions.

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Índice

Introduction
1
The Calm Before the Storm
5
The First Spark
9
Whats Good for the Goose
22
A Wizard Is Born
40
ACDC A Current Craze
58
Flashes of Light
76
Whats Mine Is Yours
88
Shocked
148
To Death
158
In Kemmlers Wake
163
All the Worlds a Stage
174
One Rises One Falls
206
After the Storm
223
A Timeline
235
Acknowledgments
243

Meeting of the Minds
98
Earned Success
110
The Rabid Animal Versus the Fawn in the Forest
123
Death in the Wires
130

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