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This book is about three men: Thomas Edison creates the incandescent light bulb,and is master mind of the first direct current electrical light networks. Greoge Westhouse, Pittsburgh, inventer and tough corporate entrepeneur, is an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslights imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Nikola Tesla is elegant, highly eccentric, and a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity.   This is a story of how these men made electricity easy and available for all of us to use.
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Kind Of History

History of a science?    -   Yes Kind of science    -   Electrical


Big City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

How much gore?    -   1 () How fast-paced is the book?    -   3 () Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Book makes you feel...    -   thoughtful How much focus on stories of individuals?    -   Focuses mostly on history of key players How much romance?    -   4 () Minor characters feature lots of:    -   scientists Is this a kid's book?    -   Ages 16-Adult Length of book    -   201-250 pages How much emphasis on small details?    -   4 ()

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