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Man, Moment, Machine: Thomas Edison and the Electric Chair

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"Among the overwhelming amount of inventions and patents Thomas Edison held, none was as controversial than the first chair used for electrocution. The late 1880s begins the "War of the Currents," as two rival technologies - AC and DC - battle it out for dominance in the utility industry. Edison wants to prove that Westinghouse's alternating current is much deadlier than the Edison direct current. To prove the dangers of "AC," Edison builds an electric chair powered by Westinghouse's AC system and axe murdered William Kemmler is its first victim - in an extended and horrific death. Thomas Edison's electric chair is a machine of dark design that is still being used today."--Http://media.aetv.com.
Online
2005
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The Wizard of Photography: The Story of George Eastman

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Profiles the life story of George Eastman as he fought relentlessly to create and then dominate the consumer camera market.
DVD
2008; 2000
Clemons (Stacks)
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Edison Tech [electronic resource]

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Focuses on the inventions of Thomas Edison.
Online
2005
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The Secret of Tuxedo Park

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In the fall of 1940, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered a small team of scientists on a clandestine transatlantic mission to deliver his country's most valuable military secret, a revolutionary radar component, not to the U.S. government, but to a mysterious Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis. Using his connections, his money, and his brilliant scientific mind, Loomis and his team of scientists developed radar technology that would arguably play a more decisive role than any other weapon in the war. The Secret of Tuxedo Park tells a long-overlooked story of an individual who helped alter the course of history in World War II.
DVD
2018
Clemons (Stacks)
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A Quick Guide to Ben Franklin

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Inventor, writer, businessman, scientist, diplomat, and the face gracing the hundred-dollar bill - this stately figure is the Benjamin Franklin history has taught us to remember. Reveals the man behind the myth.
DVD
2010; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Tesla

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"Nikola Tesla has come to be seen by many as a tragic figure, a visionary engineer who died impoverished and largely forgotten--eclipsed by names such as Edision and Marconi. A tireless inventor who registered numerous patents and developed many working prototypes, Tesla would becom most famous for his dazzling demonstrations. Audiences flocked to see him send thousands of volts of electricity pulsing through his body, dazzled by the spectacle of the inventor seemingly on fire. Even more read about his claims of receiving signals from outer space and his plans for using the earth's natural charge to distribute free electricity. Tesla the strange wizard and mad scientist overtook Tesla the brilliant engineer--the seer of the wireless world we all live in. Lost in the spectacular rise [...]
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)