In this story, we find Thomas Edison at war with George Westinghouse over who has patent rights on light bulbs. Westinghouse claims he invented a better light bulb than Edison’s original one. When push comes to shove, Edison sues Westinghouse who in turn hires an unknown young lawyer named Paul Cravath to defend his case.
The story is told from the point-of-view of the lawyer and I thought it was fascinating. Moore is an excellent writer and although some of the facts and timeframes have been altered, the story was new to me. Edison in no way appears to be a nice guy as portrayed in old movies. In fact, few of the players in this saga are anything but ruthless.
I really liked this book and I think you will as well. Next year, it will appear on the big screen. It is true that fact is often stranger than fiction!