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

Author: Mike Winchell

Narrator: Greg Tremblay

Unabridged: 5 hr 33 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Dreamscape Media

Published: 01/22/2019

Genre: Young Adult Nonfiction - Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology

Synopsis

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 lightand runthe 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 raceonly a winner and a loserand 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 worlds defining scientific competitions.

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