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Author Winchell, Mike, author.

Title The electric war [electronic resource] : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the race to light the world / Mike Winchell.

Publication Info. [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 34 min.)) : digital.
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Performer Read by Greg Tremblay.
Summary 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 runє 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 raceє only a winner and a loserє and the prize was a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense, and rich historical information, this rousing account reveals the true story behind one of the world's defining scientific competitions.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931.
Tesla, Nikola, 1856-1943.
Westinghouse, George, 1846-1914.
Electrification -- History.
Electric power -- History.
Electrical engineering -- United States -- History.
Lighting -- United States -- History.
Inventors -- United States.
Added Author Tremblay, Greg, narrator.
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ISBN 9781974932382 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1974932389 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT12287838

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