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The electric war : Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse and the race to light the world

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First edition.

Publication Information

New York : Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2019.


"Christy Ottaviano Books."

"The riveting nonfiction account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity."--


  • The calm before the storm
  • The first spark
  • What's good for the goose
  • A wizard is born
  • AC/DC, a current craze
  • Flashes of light
  • What's mine is yours
  • Meeting of the minds
  • Earned success
  • The rabid animal vs. the fawn in the forest
  • Death in the wires
  • Shocked
  • To death
  • In Kemmler's wake
  • All the world's a stage
  • One rises, one falls
  • After the storm (an epilogue).
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