The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.

 

One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and screen… (more)

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Set securely in the context of the culture of the Gilded Age, "The Inventor and the Tycoon" provides a beautifully written account of the collaboration of these two ambitious, contentious and ultimately incompatible men.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Anchor (January 22, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 448 pages

File size: 23.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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