The Last Days of Night (Hardcover)

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This book could have easily have been written as non-fiction,  The characters are real and many of the facts are, too.  In 1888 Thomas Edison sued George Westinghouse for the unheard of sum of 1 billion dollars for infringing on his light bulb patent.  Westinghouse defended himself by hiring a 26 year old lawyer right out of Columbia Law School named Paul Cravath.  Among the cast of characters is Nikola Tesla who Paul hopes will be the key to proving that Westinghouse's invention was based on different science. Imagine the thinking, the preparation, the law, that went into the defense Cravath needed to overcome  312 lawsuits by Edison. The way Graham Moore weaves the story shows why his winning the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for the Imitation Game was no fluke. There's also a wonderful love interest for Paul, the real life singer Agnes Huntington. Don't Google or read the author's notes at the end to find out what really happened, just enjoy an intriguing story.

— Marla Alexander

Product Details
ISBN: 9781471156663
ISBN-10: 1471156664
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication Date: September 22nd, 2016
Pages: 384
Language: English