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Topsy - a book by Daly, Michael


The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison

Topsy( )
Author: Daly, Michael
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Atlantic Monthly Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.00
Book Description:

In 1903, at the soon to open Luna Park on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, likely with advice from Thomas Edison, whose film crew recorded the horrible event. Over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of an urban legend. But it really happened, and today, Edison''s footage can be found on YouTube, where it has been viewed nearly two million times. Many historical forces...
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