Book Discussion on The Inventor and the Tycoon

Edward Ball talked about his book, The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures, in which he recounts… read more

Edward Ball talked about his book, The Inventor and the Tycoon: A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures, in which he recounts the relationship between the inventor of stop-motion photography Eadweard Muybridge and his patron, former governor of California and railroad tycoon Leland Stanford. In his book, the author reports on Muybridge’s technological breakthroughs and his personal life, notably his admission of murder and his court trial that became a national curiosity. Edward Ball spoke at R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Connecticut. close

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Book Discussion on The Inventor and the Tycoon

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Madison, Connecticut, United States
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Mar 16, 2013

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  • Mar 16, 2013 | 2:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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