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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
Awards: Winner of Winner, The 2010 George W. and Constance M. Hilton Award.
Description: xviii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword by John L. Sprague Acknowledgments1. A Boyhood in New England2. The Midshipman Inventor3. Sprague and the New World of Electricity4. Triumph at Richmond5. Sprague and the Electric Elevator6. Frank Sprague and the Multiple Unit Train7. Electrifying the Main Line Railroads8. The Naval Consulting Board and the Great War9. Sprague and Railroad Safety10. A Diverse Inventor11. An Inventor and Engineer to the End12. EpilogueAppendix A. Frank Julian Sprague PatentsAppendix B. Frank Julian Sprague Honors and AwardsAppendix C. Common Electrical TermsNotesSelected BibliographyIndex
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.May 2010 * Choice * Anyone interested in American history, urban affairs, and related topics will find Read more...

 
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