The Startling Story of the Crooked-tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas EdisionBook - 2013
Describes how a circus elephant named Topsy was electrocuted in 1903 with 6,600 volts of alternating current as proof that it was much more dangerous than direct current in an ongoing dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 791.32 DAL
Characteristics: viii, 369 p.,  plates : ill. ; 24 cm.