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The inventor and the tycoon : a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures

Author: Edward Ball
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The story of Eadweard Muybridge, inventor of stop-motion photography and moving pictures--who was also a murderer--and his relationship with Leland Stanford, the wealthy railroad baron and founder of Stanford University.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Eadweard Muybridge; Eadweard Muybridge; Leland Stanford; Eadweard Muybridge; Leland Stanford; Eadweard Muybridge; Leland Stanford
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Ball
ISBN: 9780385525756 0385525753 9780385535496 038553549X 9780767929400 0767929403
OCLC Number: 745979717
Description: xiv, 447 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The Stanford entertainment --
The yellow jacket murder --
God of the sun --
Harnessing the elephant --
The photographer --
Flora Downs --
Occident --
Harry Larkyns --
The octopus --
Little Harry --
King Eadweard --
Marital rights --
The grocer --
The immigrant --
The trial --
The speculator --
Verdicts --
The horse lovers --
Prestidigitator --
Motion, study --
Celluloid --
The flood.
Responsibility: Edward Ball.

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The story of Eadweard Muybridge, inventor of stop-motion photography and moving pictures--who was also a murderer--and his relationship with Leland Stanford, the wealthy railroad baron and founder of Stanford University.
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