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