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Edward Ball is the author of several books of history and biography, including the bestselling National Book Award-winning Slaves in the Family. Born and raised in the South, he lives in Connecticut and teaches at Yale University.

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The Inventor and the Tycoon
A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball


Format: eBook, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $13.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

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The Inventor and the Tycoon
The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $16.95

Nearly 140 years ago, in frontier California, photographer Eadweard Muybridge captured time with his camera and played it back on a flickering screen, inventing the breakthrough technology of moving pictures. Yet the visionary inventor Muybridge was also a murderer who killed coolly and meticulously, and his trial became a national sensation... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
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