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Edison vs. Tesla: The Battle over Their Last Invention

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Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison’s inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device. Ed ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Skyhorse
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Jerry Dalinka
Jan 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Trash.
Jackiesmith
This was not the best book I've ever read. There was a lot of information about Edison but I felt Tesla should not have even been in the title.

The authors should have given equal time to Tesla, who now that I've read the book, seems a much more interesting character and one I would like to know more about.

Martin makes the claim that the pages in Edison's journal related to his "spirit phone" were removed but how does he know? I was left wondering how he knew that and if he had access to them why
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Carol Arce
Mar 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Most people know about the battle between Edison and Tesla over DC and AC generation of electricity. But most people are unfamiliar with Edison's last invention, "the spirit phone", and for good reason: Edison's family and colleagues had his records about it redacted lest he be thought to be senile in his old age. So I was interested to read about this battle between Edison and Tesla over their little known, last invention. The book is a disappointment in that regard, as there really was no batt ...more
Daniel Kukwa
Mar 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
A fascinating if extremely eccentric read. The main focus is about the competition between Edison & Tesla to make contact with the afterlife. But the book wanders through so many tangents (biographies, technological overviews, future predictions), the end result is that the original intent is pushed off to the margins. The most frustrating thing about these tangents is that they're all interesting, and deserve focuses all their own. As it stands, all of it squished together in a single volum ...more
Lindsay
Jun 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I'll be honest, I was looking for a book about Tesla and couldn't get a hold of the one I wanted so browsed around and found this one. Even for a book about Edison, it just focused way too much on his "spirit phone" for me. It was pretty well written and informative, just not the information I was craving. On the other hand, it really reinforced my desire to learn more about Tesla.
Shannon Stoner
Jun 11, 2018 rated it liked it
It was well written. The authors seem to focus much more on Edison than Tesla. Only the final couple chapters of the book dealt with their Spirit Phone. Overall, an easy, entertaining read.
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