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The Inventor and the Tycoon

The Inventor and the Tycoon

A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball
Narrated by John H. Mayer
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The Inventor and the Tycoon

A Gilded Age Murder and the Birth of Moving Pictures
Written by Edward Ball | Narrated by John H. Mayer
From a National Book Award–winning author comes a dramatic account that both true crime fans and history buffs will appreciate: Eadweard Muybridge — whose patron was Leland Stanford, a politician and railroad tycoon — invented stop-motion photography… and he also happened to be a murderer. This “fascinating story, full of strange and surprising detail” (The New York Times Book Review) follows their unlikely partnership.

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family, a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.

One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and...

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