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Frank Julian Sprague : electrical inventor & engineer

Author: William D Middleton
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2009.
Series: Railroads past and present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive biography of "The Father of Electric Traction"

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Frank J Sprague; Frank J Sprague
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William D Middleton
ISBN: 9780253353832 0253353831
OCLC Number: 313659075
Description: xviii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword by John L. Sprague Acknowledgments 1. A Boyhood in New England 2. The Midshipman Inventor 3. Sprague and the New World of Electricity 4. Triumph at Richmond 5. Sprague and the Electric Elevator 6. Frank Sprague and the Multiple Unit Train 7. Electrifying the Main Line Railroads 8. The Naval Consulting Board and the Great War 9. Sprague and Railroad Safety 10. A Diverse Inventor 11. An Inventor and Engineer to the End 12. Epilogue Appendix A. Frank Julian Sprague Patents Appendix B. Frank Julian Sprague Honors and Awards Appendix C. Common Electrical Terms Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Series Title: Railroads past and present.
Responsibility: William D. Middleton & William D. Middleton III ; foreword by John L. Sprague.

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"No one has previously used Sprague's personal papers in a published biography... Recommended." -Choice, May 2010 "The authors weave this biography through time, with technological and political Read more...

 
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