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Edison & the electric chair : a story of light and death

Auteur: Mark Regan Essig
Uitgever: New York : Walker & Company, ©2003.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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Despite having been an avowed opponent of the death penalty, Edison threw his laboratory resources and reputation behind the creation of a very different sort of device--the electric chair.
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Genre/Vorm: History
Genoemd persoon: Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison; Thomas A Edison
Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Mark Regan Essig
ISBN: 0802714064 9780802714060
OCLC-nummer: 52160004
Beschrijving: 358 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Inhoud: Edison on the witness stand --
Early sparks --
The inventor --
Light --
Electricity and life --
"Down to the last penny" --
Wiring New York --
The hanging ritual --
The Death Penalty Commission --
George Westinghouse and the rise of alternating current --
The electrical execution law --
"A desperate fight" --
"Criminal economy" --
Condemned --
Showdown --
The unmasking of Harold Brown --
Pride and reputation --
The electric wire panic --
Designing the electric chair --
The conversion of William Kemmler --
The first experiment --
After Kemmler --
The end of the battle of the currents --
The age of the electric chair --
The new spectacle of death.
Andere titels: Edison and the electric chair
Verantwoordelijkheid: Mark Essig.
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Despite having been an avowed opponent of the death penalty, Edison threw his laboratory resources and reputation behind the creation of a very different sort of device--the electric chair.

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