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 the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on a rousi...

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Title:The Electric War: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World
Author:Mike Winchell
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:9781250120
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

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

  • Katy
    Feb 25, 2019
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  • Celeste
    Apr 13, 2019
    This book reads like a mystery novel. I was fascinated by the story behind electricity and surprised by the people involved. I couldn?t take the animal cruelty and there is a graphic description of the first man executed by the electric chair. Overall though it was interesting and we...
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    Jan 14, 2019
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  • Mary
    May 07, 2019
    This is a book that actually makes the invention of alternating and direct current exciting. I learned more from this book about electricity than I ever learned in science class. ...
  • Alicia
    Jan 15, 2019
    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 also showcases the wars that help innovation move forward both in this context but al...
  • Briony
    Mar 14, 2019
    I decided to listen to this on a whim when it came across my Hoopla. I found the topic interesting and well-researched. I think readers who enjoy the race for the grand prize or a fascination with technology and invention will relish in this book. I, however, would say it wasn't my exa...
  • Ms. Yingling
    Dec 26, 2018
    ARC provided by the author, E ARC from Edelweiss Plus While 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 and intriguing the "war" between Tesla, Edison and Westinghouse had been! The Ele...
  • Tracy Wymer
    Jan 31, 2019
    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. It would be an ideal addition for school libraries and for summer reading lists! ...
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    Mar 22, 2019
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  • Tracey
    Jan 26, 2019
    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. ...
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    Mar 21, 2019
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    May 20, 2019
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    Feb 20, 2019
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    Feb 27, 2019
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  • Forever Young Adult
    Jan 31, 2019
    Graded By: Brian Cover Story: The Sexy Men of Science Drinking Buddy: Meet Me at the Club Testosterone Level: I Got the Power Talky Talk: The Gilded Age Bonus Factors: Edison and Tesla Bromance Status: Research Partner Read the full book report here. ...
  • T.J. Burns
    Nov 15, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ...
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    May 09, 2019
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    Apr 27, 2019
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  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Mar 04, 2019
    The story of THE ELECTRIC WAR is reminiscent of a movie called THE CURRENT WAR which tells the historical account of the battle between inventors to control the new industry in electricity that would eventually take over the world. THE ELECTRIC WAR begins with the harrowing story of...
  • Kath (Read Forevermore)
    Dec 24, 2018
    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 finished while waiting for my world history final to be over). **an arc of this book...
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    Aug 05, 2018
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    Feb 25, 2019
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    Feb 22, 2019
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  • Daniel page
    Feb 25, 2019
    this book is fantastic ...