Tesla Vs Edison: The Life-long Feud That Electrified The World by Nigel CawthorneTesla Vs Edison: The Life-long Feud That Electrified The World by Nigel Cawthorne

Tesla Vs Edison: The Life-long Feud That Electrified The World

byNigel Cawthorne

Hardcover | December 20, 2017

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Nikola Tesla today is largely unknown and overlooked among the great scientists of the modern era. While Thomas Edison, the most famous inventor in American history, gets all the glory for discovering the light bulb. But it was his one-time assistant and life-long arch nemesis, Tesla, who made the breakthrough in alternating current electricity.

Edison and Tesla carried on a bitter feud for years, but it was Tesla's AC generators that illuminated the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago under artificial light. Today all homes and electrical appliances run on Tesla's AC current.

120 years ago, they were billed as the 'Twin Wizards of Electricity', here Nigel Cawthorne chronicles the life and times of the two great men to help us finally decide just who really is the Electric King- Edison or Tesla?

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of over a 160 books, from serious political works such as The Iron Cage to lightweight comic romps such as Sex Lives of the Popes. He's well versed in all forms of facts and trivia of the historical, musical, and pop-culture variety, so there is plenty for everyone to enjoy.
Title:Tesla Vs Edison: The Life-long Feud That Electrified The WorldFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:December 20, 2017Publisher:Book SalesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0785833781

ISBN - 13:9780785833789


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very cool book This shows the darker side of Edison that has only recently been exposed to the public. I'd love to go in length about this book, but I'd ruin it for anyone planning on buying it. If either of the two inventors in the title interest you, I'm sure you'll enjoy this book. You can't make up this stuff! haha
Date published: 2017-03-28