The Last Days of Night

The Last Days of Night

eBook - 2016
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When electric light innovator Thomas Edison sues his only remaining rival for patent infringement, George Westinghouse hires untested Columbia Law School graduate Paul Ravath for a case fraught with lies, betrayals, and deception.
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780812988918
0812988914
0812988906
9780812988901
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 pages)

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ehbooklover Oct 07, 2017

Part historical fiction, part legal thriller with a hint of romance. This is a fictionalized account of the War of Currents that occurred between powerhouses Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse. I loved the short chapters, the well-developed characters, and I learned a lot about a subject that I knew almost nothing about. Bonus: The author's notes at the end that explain what was fact and where he took some liberties.

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seaxfamx
Oct 01, 2017

An engaging, well-written story. After reading it, I enjoyed Moore's comments at the end about how he worked with the actual history to create the story he told so well.

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billh0676
Jul 08, 2017

Wonderful historical fiction. I couldn't put it down.

caravan Jul 04, 2017

A compelling telling of the infamous legal battles between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse over the design of the light bulb. Told from the perspective of the young attorney who acts as George Westinghouse’s legal counsel, this book is a must-read for those who love science-themed historical fiction.

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MyBreadbox
Jun 04, 2017

Great book.....I learned a lot....

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brangwinn
May 27, 2017

Tesla, Westinghouse, and Edison are all well-known names, but until I read this novel about the lawsuits between Edison and Westinghouse, did I come to realize what a self-serving person Edison was. Told from the perspective of the young lawyer hired by Westinghouse, the characters come to life as we learn how General Electric came to be. Historical fiction writing at its best. The author has provided depth to all three famous men.

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darlenemitchell
Oct 30, 2016

A beautiful reconstruction of the struggle between Tesla and Edison. I felt I was there

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