THE CURRENT WAR – Review by Susan Granger

Beginning in 1880, engineer/inventor Thomas Edison and industrialist George Westinghouse embarked on a race to electrify America. Edison utilized direct current (DC), which – while it had distance limitations – was “safer,” but more expensive, while Westinghouse, working with his visionary Serbian partner Nikolai Tesla, favored alternating current (AC), which had a longer range and was less costly.

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