Tesla vs Edison

The Life-Long Feud that Electrified the World

Tesla vs Edison
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Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780785833789
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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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?

The author

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.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 192 Pages
ISBN: 9780785833789
Illustrations: 16 color & 16 b-w photos
Size: 7.25 in x 10 in x 0.875 in / 184.15 mm x 254 mm x 22.225 mm
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