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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THE CURRENT WAR – Review by Martha K Baker

Back in 1880, when electricity was new, alternating current competed with direct current. Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, with side notes from Nicola Tesla, duked it out in their labs. It’s hard to imagine such a time, but director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, who also directed the winsome Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, brings the current history to light.

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