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    • Empires of Light

    • Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
    • By: Jill Jonnes
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 88
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 88

    In the final decades of the 19th century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America's Gilded Age - Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse - battled as each vied to create a vast and powerful electrical empire. In Empires of Light, historian Jill Jonnes portrays this extraordinary trio and their riveting and ruthless world of cutting-edge science, invention, intrigue, money, death, and hard-eyed Wall Street millionaires.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging

    • By Jean on 08-03-17
    • Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
    • By: Jill Jonnes
    • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 51 mins
    • Release date: 01-31-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 99 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Conquering Gotham

    • The Construction of Penn Station and Its Tunnels
    • By: Jill Jonnes
    • Narrated by: David Drummond
    • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 137
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 73

    The demolition of Penn Station in 1963 destroyed not just a soaring neoclassical edifice, but also a building that commemorated one of the last century's great engineering feats: the construction of railroad tunnels into New York City. Now, in this gripping narrative, Jill Jonnes tells this fascinating story - a high-stakes drama that pitted the money and will of the nation's mightiest railroad against the corruption of Tammany Hall, the unruly forces of nature, and the machinations of labor agitators.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good tale of the times

    • By Edouard on 02-08-08

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Eiffel's Tower

    • And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris
    • By: Jill Jonnes
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 60

    Reminiscent of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City, this fascinating account from acclaimed author Jill Jonnes recaptures the 1889 Paris World's Fair. Casting vehement criticism aside, Gustave Eiffel built his tower to be the fair's centerpiece. Perched at the top all summer, he hosted a string of dignitaries.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • editing

    • By Judith on 11-06-11
    • And the World's Fair Where Buffalo Bill Beguiled Paris
    • By: Jill Jonnes
    • Narrated by: Paul Hecht
    • Length: 13 hrs and 9 mins
    • Release date: 06-23-09
    • 4 out of 5 stars 107 ratings

    Regular price: $31.49