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Empires of Light Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes

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Published by Random House .
Written in English


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Number of Pages432
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Open LibraryOL7426028M
ISBN 100375507396
ISBN 109780375507397

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[Empires of Light] is a story of the collision of business and technology, and Jonnes tells it well.” —San Francisco Chronicle (Best Books of ) “The electrons fairly leap as Jonnes personifies that high-voltage history with a three-wired account.”/5(). [Empires of Light] is a story of the collision of business and technology, and Jonnes tells it well.” —San Francisco Chronicle (Best Books of ) “The electrons fairly leap as Jonnes personifies that high-voltage history with a three-wired account.”.   The Paperback of the Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping Due to COVID /5(23).   After documenting America’s “romance” with illegal drugs in Hep-Cats, Narcs and Pipe Dreams (), Jonnes now addresses the era of urban electrification and its three giants of invention and industry.. The author (History/Johns Hopkins) correctly senses and attacks the major flaw in public perception of such vast, life-changing processes—that it all somehow happens with the wave of a.

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. From the 4/5(6).   Trapped in the murky uncertainty of good and evil where even his own feelings are suspect, Matt must race to find her, and to uncover the true nature and power of the Empire of Light. Matt Kelly is shocked when his ex-girlfriend Anna Barrett joins a shadowy organization known as Imperium Luminis--and disappears/5. Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Empires of Light 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. “The Bone House” is the second book in the “Bright Empires” series that came out in After Kit met Coismo in an alley in London, he has to go on the run and go on a quest to find all of the pieces of the skin map so that the hidden wonders and dimensions of the world will be known to him.

Empires of Light The gripping history of The War of the Currents and how the fateful collision of Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. 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 bitterly 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 . Empires of Light Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World The story ends around the time of the first hydroelectric power plant, at Niagara Falls in , but the book contains a lengthy epilogue telling what happened to the main characters after that. I enjoyed this book. It focuses on a narrow piece of the story of.   Empires of Light is especially good if you want a single book that puts this fascinating feud into perspective. She makes these giants human and shows that they had distinct personalities. Empires of Light is a nicely done, balanced history book about a /5().