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

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

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 given life, 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 bout—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 inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world's defining scientific competitions.

Title:The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World
Edition Language:English
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  • Kath (Read Forevermore)

    i found this to be a really intriguing account of how electricity came to be in our world. this book definitely satisfied my inner history buff and it was a nice and easy read (that i surprisingly fin...

  • Ms. Yingling

    ARC provided by the author, E ARC from Edelweiss PlusWhile I've been trying to find books about Tesla because he comes up every year as a National History Day subject, I had no idea how contentious an...

  • Alicia

    The book could be used from anything from a biography of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse as much as the innovation in science and technology where light, conductivity, and radio are concerned. But, it...

  • Tracy Wymer

    Terrific read for those looking for nonfiction centered around science and the race to light the world with electricity. I highly recommend this book for young readers (tweens and teens) and adults. I...

  • Tracey

    Good narrative nonfiction. I knew there was quite a bit of animosity between Edison and Tesla, but didn't realize that Edison was quite so vicious....

  • T.J. Burns

    I received a copy of this book from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review....

  • Forever Young Adult

    Graded By: BrianCover Story: The Sexy Men of ScienceDrinking Buddy: Meet Me at the ClubTestosterone Level: I Got the PowerTalky Talk: The Gilded AgeBonus Factors: Edison and TeslaBromance Status: Rese...

  • Mike Winchell

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