Автор: Jonnes, Jill Название: Empires of Light ISBN: 0375758844 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780375758843 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The gripping history of electricity and how the fateful collision of Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse left the world utterly transformed. In the final decades of the nineteenth century, three brilliant and visionary titans of America's Gilded Age--Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla, and George Westinghouse--battled bitterly 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. At the heart of the story are Thomas Alva Edison, the nation's most famous and folksy inventor, creator of the incandescent light bulb and mastermind of the world's first direct current electrical light networks; the Serbian wizard of invention Nikola Tesla, elegant, highly eccentric, a dreamer who revolutionized the generation and delivery of electricity; and the charismatic George Westinghouse, Pittsburgh inventor and tough corporate entrepreneur, an industrial idealist who in the era of gaslight imagined a world powered by cheap and plentiful electricity and worked heart and soul to create it. Edison struggled to introduce his radical new direct current (DC) technology into the hurly-burly of New York City as Tesla and Westinghouse challenged his dominance with their alternating current (AC), thus setting the stage for one of the eeriest feuds in American corporate history, the War of the Electric Currents. The battlegrounds: Wall Street, the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Niagara Falls, and, finally, the death chamber--Jonnes takes us on the tense walk down a prison hallway and into the sunlit room where William Kemmler, convicted ax murderer, became the first man to die in the electric chair.
Автор: Jonnes, Jill Название: Eiffel`s Tower ISBN: 0670020605 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670020607 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1911 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The history of the world famous monument and the extraordinary World Fair that introduced it.
Автор: Jonnes, Jill Название: Conquering Gotham ISBN: 0670031585 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780670031580 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1911 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Jonnes, Jill Название: Conquering Gotham ISBN: 0143113240 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780143113249 Издательство: Random House (USA) Рейтинг: Цена: 1231 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: "Superb. A] first-rate narrative" (The Wall Street Journal) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels, from the author of Eiffel's Tower and Urban Forests As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm, readers are fascinated with the grand personalities and schemes that populated New York at the close of the nineteenth century. Conquering Gotham re- creates the riveting struggle waged by the great Pennsylvania Railroad to build Penn Station and the monumental system of tunnels that would connect water-bound Manhattan to the rest of the continent by rail. Historian Jill Jonnes tells a ravishing tale of snarling plutocrats, engineering feats, and backroom politicking packed with the most colorful figures of Gilded Age New York. Conquering Gotham will be featured in an upcoming episdoe of PBS's American Experience.
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