Essig, Mark. Edison and the Electric Chair. New York: Walker and Company, 2003.

A fascinating account of Thomas Edison's use of the electric chair to discredit George Westinghouse during the "War of the Currents," with good background on the advent of electricity, and the seedier side of Edison and Westinghouse's corporate battle in the emerging the electrical power industry.

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Science and Invention

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