260 pages : black and white illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
The calm before the storm -- The first spark -- What's good for the goose... -- A wizard is born -- AC/DC, a current craze -- Flashes of light -- What's mine is yours -- Meeting of the minds -- Earned success -- The rabid animal versus the fawn in the forest -- Death in the wires -- Shocked... -- ...To death -- In Kemmler's wake -- All the world's a stage -- One rises, one falls -- Epilogue: After the storm.
The riveting nonfiction account of the scientific competition to light the world with electricity.