The Inventor and the Tycoon

The Inventor and the Tycoon

A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures

Book - 2013
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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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780767929400
0767929403
9780385525756
0385525753
Branch Call Number: 777 Ball 01/2013
Characteristics: xiv, 447 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.

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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.


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Mazzba
Aug 03, 2014

I didn't expect to be enthralled by a history of 2 19th century men, but Edward Ball's masterful storytelling kept me engaged. I learned about these two historical figures; I also learned about the strange justice system and state government of early California. Great read.

LaBeteNoir Jul 23, 2013

Good way to understand history through the connection of two men representing 2 new 19th century forces, expansion of railroads and birth of moving photography. Doesn't hurt that a little scandal is thrown in, one of men is a murderer.

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