From Darkness To Light

The Plot to Sabotage the Invention of the Electric Light

by Thomas Gillen



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/29/2003

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9780595290321
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 360
ISBN : 9781469790541

About the Book

From Darkness To Light is a gripping tale of the events surrounding the invention of the electric light by Thomas A. Edison and the plot to sabotage the invention. Based upon on the historical facts, this page-turning narrative is told through the love story of Rockwell Kent who discovers his lover, Fiona Wakefield, is in life-threatening danger because of her involvement in a plot to either steal or sabotage Edison's invention. A controversial scientific undertaking right from the start, the novel reveals the frustrations, failures and successes of the invention and answers the intriguing question of why the powerful financier, J. P. Morgan, would agree to finance the experiments of the young, self-taught, and mercurial Edison who audaciously claimed he had discovered a key principal of electricity that had eluded the leading scientists of the time. In short, this is an against-all-the-odds story of the birth of the age of electric power and modern technology.

About the Author

Thomas F. Gillen has written biographical sketches of Thomas A. Edison and J. P. Morgan published in Cigar Aficionado. He knew Edison's son, Theodore, and daughter, Madeleine, who gave him his first biography of her father. He lives in Maplewood, NJ, not far from where the electric light was invented.