The Electric War

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World

A riveting nonfiction account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity

By Mike Winchell Read by Greg Tremblay Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Science / Young Adult Nonfiction English, Unabridged 5h 34m Sell Sheet
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5 Audio CDs January 22, 2019 $39.99 $29.99 9781974925131 Add to Cart
1 MP3 CDs January 22, 2019 $29.99 $19.99 9781974925148 Add to Cart
							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 run—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 race—only a winner and a loser—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.