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The Electric War

Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World
Written by: Mike Winchell
Narrated by: Greg Tremblay
Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
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In the mid- to late-19th 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.

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  • Amanda McCoy
  • 17-07-19

Very well written!

This story was very well written and Greg Tremblay did a great job, as always, narrating. I love the details of each inventor's lives and learning of their personal journeys. This was a great telling of the history of the beginning of electricity. Very informative but not overwhelming as some tells of history tend to be. A great listen!

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  • R W
  • 14-07-19

Engaging and fascinating story

Excellent, fascinating history on the beginning of electricity, focusing on Edison, Tesla, and Westinghouse. Engaging, well written story with superb narration bringing it to life. I learned a lot without ever being bored or overwhelmed by the information. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

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