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The power makers : steam, electricity, and the men who invented modern America

Author: Maury Klein
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Press, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maury Klein
ISBN: 9781596916777 159691677X
OCLC Number: 318090767
Description: xiii, 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, facs. ; 21 cm
Contents: A show of power : Philadelphia 1876 --
The machine that changed the world --
Conquering the waters --
The greatest engine of all --
In search of the mysterious ether --
Let there be light --
A covey of competitors --
The light dawns --
The Pearl Street system --
The cowbird, the plugger, and the dreamer --
The alternative system --
Eventful currents --
Gaining traction --
Competition and electrocution --
Money, mergers, and motors --
A show of lights : Chicago 1893 --
The Niagara fallout --
Hard times --
The future arrives --
Mastering the mysteries of distribution --
The empire of energy --
A show of possibilities : New York 1939.
Responsibility: Maury Klein.

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