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Jill Jonnes
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Jill Jonnes is the author of Conquering Gotham, Empires of Light, and South Bronx Rising. She was named a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and has received several grants from the Ford Foundation. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Empires of Light
Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Written by Jill Jonnes


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $17.00

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... Read more >
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Empires of Light
Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Written by Jill Jonnes


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: August 19, 2003
Price: $13.99

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