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Mike Winchell

Biography

Mike Winchell

Mike Winchell is a veteran English teacher with a Master's degree in curriculum and instruction. He is the creator & editor of the Been There, Done That anthology series, and the author of the middle grade narrative nonfiction Gilded Age series, beginning with THE ELECTRIC WAR: Edison, Tesa, Westinghouse, and the Race to Light the World (January 22, 2019), and followed by THE ROUGH RODE: The Gilded Age Rise of the Rough Riders (2020). He lives in upstate New York with his wife and two children. mikewinchellbooks.com

Mike Winchell

Books by Mike Winchell

by Mike Winchell - History, Nonfiction, Science, Technology, Young Adult 13+

In the mid-to-late-nineteenth century, a burgeoning science called electricity promised to shine new light on the nation.Soon a fiery war was under way to be the first to light (and run) the world with electricity. Thomas Edison, the inventor of direct current (DC), engaged in a brutal battle with Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, the inventors of alternating current (AC). The prize: a nationwide monopoly in electric current. Brimming with action, suspense and rich historicalinformation about these inventors, here is the rousing account of one of the world’s defining scientific competitions.