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

by Mike Winchell

First Release:

May 2019

ISBN: 9781250120168

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.

Time line. Bibliography. Index. Black-and-white photographs and reproductions.

  • ISBN: 9781250120168
    Format: Print Book
    Edition: Hardcover edition
    Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, Inc.
    Page Count: 272
    Trim Size: 9" x 6"
    Genre: Nonfic
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