The Inventor and the Tycoon Reviews
"A skillfully written tale of technology and wealth, celebrity and murder and the nativity of today's dominant art and entertainment medium." - Kirkus Reviews
"While the author's research and passion for the subject reaffirm Muybridge's place as a pioneer of 19th-century photography and motion pictures, Ball's emphasis on Muybridge's 1874 murder of his wife's lover and his eventual acquittal - brought about by a defense team arranged by Stanford - falls short of scandalous drama. It is a minor default in an otherwise enlightening tale of power, the wedding of art and technology, and tragedy." - Publishers Weekly
"National Book Award winner Ball (Slaves in the Family ) leaves the South for a work that combines art, science, true crime, and history-in-the-making in rough-and-tumble Gilded Age San Francisco. Now, that should attract readers." - Library Journal
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