The Lightning Keeper
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The Lightning Keeper

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This is the story of an unlikely love at the dawn of the electric age in America. In 1914, Toma Pekocevic is a penniless immigrant in New York recently escaped from the bloody politics of the Balkans that has claimed most of his family. He is also a gifted inventor who designs a revolutionary water turbine while working with Harriet Bigelow, scion of a proud Connecticut iron-making dynasty now fallen on hard times. Their attraction is immediate and overwhelming, but every circumstance is against them. Toma's invention is all he has after losing Harriet to a wealthy politician, but he is determined to win her back, setting the stage for a confrontation that could change not only his life but the course of scientific progress.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 129.5 x 198.1 x 33mm | 249.47g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060825251
  • 9780060825256

Review quote

Skillfully intertwining fact and fiction, Lawrence generates an electric history of ideas, kindled by the flames of capital and passion. --Publishers Weekly"
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210 ratings
2.73 out of 5 stars
5 5% (10)
4 20% (43)
3 33% (69)
2 27% (57)
1 15% (31)
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