Empires of Light

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
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Product Number: Z100121047
Released: Jan 31, 2017
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ISBN: #9781515997696
Narrator/s: Chris Sorensen
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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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 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 famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world's first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, an eccentric dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and 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. 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.

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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: Jan 31, 2017

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Author(s): Jill Jonnes
Narrator(s): Chris Sorensen
Genre: Science, History
Product Number DD30307
Released: Jan 31, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515917694

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