War of the Currents: “The Last Days of Light”

While we take it for granted, the electric light bulb has been called the most important invention since man-made fire.  Graham Moore’s The Last Days of Light is historical fiction about the fight to spread electricity.  This brilliant journey into the past reignites the feud between prolific inventors and fathers of the electrical industry Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.  At stake was America’s shift to electrification as both men locked horns to prove themselves the victor, the inventor, and the one to bring light into our lives.  Beautifully written, The Last Days of Light is at the very heart of the ‘war of the currents’ that shocked America.

Woodlawn encourages all historical fiction lovers and invention enthusiasts to check out this illuminating tale.