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Publisher's Summary

Human history has seen many surprising and profound turning points. Our distant ancestors discovered fire and invented tools. They developed languages and writing. They built shelters, temples, and schools; sometimes warred against each other; and organized complex systems of governance, social organization, and production. Lastly, the ways that humans learned to use raw materials to create activity and resources set the stage for the most compelling and life-altering phase of the modern era, the Industrial Revolution.
 

Into this exciting historical period, two remarkable men were born. Tied by birth to different continents but connected by similar interests, each indelibly marked their generation and those that followed with their genius and foresight. This audiobook covers the war of currents and the individual lives of Tesla and Edison.
 

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about the lives of Tesla and Edison!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Arduous

The Introduction is long, and then the rest of the book repeats a lot of the same information, seemingly word for word. The book needed some heavy editing. At a couple of points, the narrator is coughing into the mic.

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Great story, terrible reader

Great story and information, the reader is just barely better than terrible however. Odd pauses, sniffling and coughing into the microphone, various mispronunciations.

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Amazing Review

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Amazing review of the development of the lighting industry. very good in depth narrative during the early years of electricity. would recommend to those interested in Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. great book.

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Lovely Analysis

The book is really clear. Few technical detail that can be understood by anyone.
I suggest it. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves history or electricity.

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Great Inventors

Balanced narrative on two of the great electrical leaders of the late 19th / early 20th century. Very well researched, with a great deal of background information provided.

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Interesting book

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An interesting book that raises many historical points of which I was totally unaware.

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Grab this book

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I think people need to know more about American history. This is a great start for electricians, people interested in history, or people interested in technology. You get to see and read about the works of Tesla he made remote before the TV was here and just one thing

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indoor electricity

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was such a culture-changing achievement, and altering the picture I had in my head of Edison as the bad guy and Tesla as the good guy - I thought she did a nice job making all characters seems complex and nuanced.

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Very interesting part of American history.

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An interesting read that raises many historical points of which I was totally unaware. The subject of electricity has been illuminated. Well-written book on a subject that affects all of our lives, but about which I knew very little.

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Recipient loves this!

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That said, the author provides great detail and makes the story interesting enough that it would probably satisfy any history buff. At times, it seems like a Dickensian tome--as if he's being paid by the word, and the author seems a bit fixated on fashion, often spending a great deal of time describing what Tesla or Edison was wearing.

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  • Aria
  • 04-23-18

All Five Stars

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A five stars’ treatment for this book by me as everything in this book is incredible. The explanations are out of this world and the narrator has done an excellent job as well.

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  • RR
  • 04-23-18

Now I Recommend This Book :)

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One of my friends suggested this book to me indeed and I'm really thankful to him. I like the way this author explained the lives of Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Loved it.

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  • Rory Liam
  • 04-23-18

Well Done

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The author has done a great job be describing the facts about some really important personalities in terms of inventions. I recommend this book.

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  • James
  • 04-23-18

An In-Depth Book

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Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla, both are great men but this author has given the reader an opportunity to learn these two personalities in-depth.

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  • Jenson
  • 04-23-18

Great Book For Everyone

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It is a great book to learn about both these amazing men. It's a nice and easy book to understand and I definitely recommend it to a person looking to learn something new.

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  • I.Ibrahim
  • 04-23-18

History

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Great sketch for kids who are wanting to get the history for each of these great men Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison.

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  • Joshua Arlo
  • 04-23-18

Well-Written Book

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The book is well written and tells of a Telsa that is nearly autistic. Which is a point of view that I had never thought? Edison almost absentminded and egotistical. This is a must-have book.

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  • Harper
  • 04-23-18

Talented Men

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Two talented men whose intelligence provided quite a few discoveries that made life better for society.

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  • Darzi Jesse
  • 04-23-18

Definitely Good Book

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It is definitely an excellent book about two great men - Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. This book should be needed to be in the school.

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  • Sienna
  • 04-23-18

Very Informative Book

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I already knew a bit about Tesla and Edison, but only the truly public material. The features in this edition add so much knowledge about their tumultuous association and their careers.