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Topsy - a book by Daly, Michael

Topsy

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

Topsy( )
Author: Daly, Michael
ISBN:978-0-8021-9457-2
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated
Imprint:Atlantic Monthly Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $17.99
Book Description:

In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison, and those 6600 volts of alternating current together that day. Tracing them all in Topsy The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas...
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