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The Resource Topsy : the startling story of the crooked-tailed elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American wizard, Thomas Edison, Michael Daly

Topsy : the startling story of the crooked-tailed elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American wizard, Thomas Edison, Michael Daly

Label
Topsy : the startling story of the crooked-tailed elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American wizard, Thomas Edison
Title
Topsy
Title remainder
the startling story of the crooked-tailed elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American wizard, Thomas Edison
Statement of responsibility
Michael Daly
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Describes how a circus elephant named Topsy was electrocuted in 1903 with 6,600 volts of alternating current as proof that it was much more dangerous than direct current in an ongoing dispute between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
JAI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daly, Michael
Dewey number
791.3/20929
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1831.E4
LC item number
D35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Edison, Thomas A.
  • Topsy (Elephant)
  • Elephants
  • Circus animals
  • Circus owners
  • Inventors
  • Circus
  • Electrocution
Label
Topsy : the startling story of the crooked-tailed elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American wizard, Thomas Edison, Michael Daly
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 200-pound baby -- The Elephant -- Barnum -- The Elephantine Expedition -- Ugly -- The War between the States, the Battle of the Dwarfs -- 4-Paw -- The fire, the plowing elephant, the panic, and the "dusky attendant" -- Crooked tale, crooked tail -- The continued magic of kindness and the first beauty contest -- The Wizard -- The White Elephant War -- Eph's escape, pickpockets, and pink lemonade -- The Tree of Knowledge and the Fearless Frogman -- Another war begins -- The executioner's experiments -- The Chair -- Westinghoused -- Reading your own obituary -- The great name vanishes -- Topsy somersaults, gold dust and Duncan get a home -- The Wizard's latest marvel and so many elephants -- Sid Sorrows, Topsy traipses -- Topsy and the tormentor -- From Lady Moody to the billion-dollar smile -- "Here I am! Here I am! Where are you?" -- The big swim
Control code
ocn850420895
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780802119049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)850420895
  • (Sirsi) a1186271
Label
Topsy : the startling story of the crooked-tailed elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American wizard, Thomas Edison, Michael Daly
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The 200-pound baby -- The Elephant -- Barnum -- The Elephantine Expedition -- Ugly -- The War between the States, the Battle of the Dwarfs -- 4-Paw -- The fire, the plowing elephant, the panic, and the "dusky attendant" -- Crooked tale, crooked tail -- The continued magic of kindness and the first beauty contest -- The Wizard -- The White Elephant War -- Eph's escape, pickpockets, and pink lemonade -- The Tree of Knowledge and the Fearless Frogman -- Another war begins -- The executioner's experiments -- The Chair -- Westinghoused -- Reading your own obituary -- The great name vanishes -- Topsy somersaults, gold dust and Duncan get a home -- The Wizard's latest marvel and so many elephants -- Sid Sorrows, Topsy traipses -- Topsy and the tormentor -- From Lady Moody to the billion-dollar smile -- "Here I am! Here I am! Where are you?" -- The big swim
Control code
ocn850420895
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 369 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780802119049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)850420895
  • (Sirsi) a1186271

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