Westinghouse: The Life and Times of An American Icon

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George Westinghouse is one of the almost forgotten technological leaders in American history. The electrification of the United States that we take for granted today was made possible by his engineering know-how and business acumen.

George Westinghouse changed the face of the world with his inventions, patents, business sense, and personality. Not a day goes by that we don’t use something pioneered by George Westinghouse.

A respected engineer, inventor and America’s greatest industrialist. He was a pioneer of the industrial revolution and played a leading role in turning the United States from a young agrarian society into a modern economic powerhouse.

A modest bear of a man, Westinghouse was one of the few American industrialists powerful enough to challenge and ultimately defeat Thomas Edison in the battle of the currents, resulting in the systems of electrical generation and distribution that continue to this day.

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