Synopsis : In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted, and over the past century, this bizarre, ghoulish execution has reverberated through popular culture with the whiff of urban legend. But it really happened, and many historical forces conspired to bring Topsy, Thomas Edison, and those 6600 volts of alternating current together that day. Tracing them all inTopsy The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison, journalist Mic
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Cruelty to animals was considered entertaining by many people in nineteenth-century America. At a time when...
Stories of animal cruelty and electrical wizardry reveal the ruthlessness of history's "great" men. Topsy, a popular,...