The Inventor and the Tycoon

The Inventor and the Tycoon

A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

eBook - 2013
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The story of Eadweard Muybridge, inventor of stop-motion photography and moving pictures--who was also a murderer--and his relationship with Leland Stanford, the wealthy railroad baron and founder of Stanford University.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385535496
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 447 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Aug 03, 2014

I didn't expect to be enthralled by a history of 2 19th century men, but Edward Ball's masterful storytelling kept me engaged. I learned about these two historical figures; I also learned about the strange justice system and state government of early California. Great read.

LaBeteNoir Jul 23, 2013

Good way to understand history through the connection of two men representing 2 new 19th century forces, expansion of railroads and birth of moving photography. Doesn't hurt that a little scandal is thrown in, one of men is a murderer.


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