Power Production History, Industry, Policy & Players

A Listmania! list by Amanda Jo Carlson "Aurelia" (San Tan Valley, AZ)
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The list author says: "Hi! I'm a student dreaming of a career in power production, but currently wading through pre-req hell. Reading about the industry keeps me motivated and this is what I read."
Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
1.  Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future by Robert Bryce
The list author says:
  "This is one of my favourites. He argues with numbers not emotions."
$15.89   Used & New from: $3.52
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Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence"
2.  Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence" by Robert Bryce
The list author says:
  "Haven't read this yet, but I like the author's other work"
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The Electrical Manufacturers, 1875-1900. A Study in Competition, Entrepreneurship, Technical Change, and Economic Growth
3.  The Electrical Manufacturers, 1875-1900. A Study in Competition, Entrepreneurship, Technical Change, and Economic Growth by H C. Passer
The list author says:
  "The gem of my collection. It's not too distant from the time it covers and this author was supposedly given access to the Westinghouse archives before they were much was lost in the company breakup."
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The Grid: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World
4.  The Grid: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World by Phillip F. Schewe
The list author says:
  "One of my firsts. My fondness for this one is mostly nostalgia. The author is given to hyperbole."
$20.91   Used & New from: $3.77
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

A life of George Westinghouse, for a Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
5.  A life of George Westinghouse, for a Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by Henry Goslee Prout
The list author says:
  "One of the two standards [as far as the bibliographies I've read] in Westinghouse bios."
$35.75   Used & New from: $20.42

Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
6.  Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World by Jill Jonnes
The list author says:
  "A decent simplified overview of the early history of the industry. I much prefer more detailed bios of the main players, but this is an ok place to start."
$13.69   Used & New from: $6.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

George Westinghouse: His Life And Achievements
7.  George Westinghouse: His Life And Achievements by Francis E. Leupp
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  "One of the two standards [as far as the bibliographies I've read] in Westinghouse bios."
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Insull: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Utility Tycoon
8.  Insull: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Utility Tycoon by Forrest McDonald
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  "A thorough bio by a reputable historian."
$30.52   Used & New from: $26.52
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Empowering the West: Electrical Politics Before FDR (Development of Western Resources)
9.  Empowering the West: Electrical Politics Before FDR (Development of Western Resources) by Jay L. Brigham
The list author says:
  "A fascinating insight into the early politics of the power industry and especially the mentality which treats electricity as a "public good"."
$35.00   Used & New from: $17.90

The Memoirs of Samuel Insull : An Autobiography
10.  The Memoirs of Samuel Insull : An Autobiography by Samuel Insull
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  "Insull in his own words."
$39.00   Used & New from: $38.22

Power Struggle: The Hundred-Year War over Electricity
11.  Power Struggle: The Hundred-Year War over Electricity by Richard Rudolph
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  "Referenced in a bibliography"
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Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Softshell Books)
12.  Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Softshell Books) by Thomas Parke Hughes
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  "Referenced in a bibliography."
$44.65   Used & New from: $36.75
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The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930
13.  The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930 by Harold L. Platt
The list author says:
  "Referenced in a bibliography."
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Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940
14.  Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940 by David E. Nye
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  "Referenced in a bibliography."
$33.60   Used & New from: $8.44
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Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System
15.  Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System by Richard F. Hirsh
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  "On my TBR pile."
$35.20   Used & New from: $19.99
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Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry
16.  Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry by Richard F. Hirsh
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  "Referenced in a bibliography."
$54.99   Used & New from: $43.02

Westinghouse: Minutes of History
17.  Westinghouse: Minutes of History DVD ~ Carol Lee Espy
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Edison: A Life of Invention
18.  Edison: A Life of Invention by Paul Israel
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The Inventions Researches And Writings of Nikola Tesla: With Special Reference To His Work In Polyphase Currents And High Potential Lighting
19.  The Inventions Researches And Writings of Nikola Tesla: With Special Reference To His Work In Polyphase Currents And High Potential Lighting by Nikola Tesla
$27.25   Used & New from: $18.88
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My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
20.  My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla
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Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate
21.  Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate by Vaclav Smil
The list author says:
  "This author comes recommended to me and is on my TBR."
$29.05   Used & New from: $23.61
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Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects
22.  Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects by Vaclav Smil
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  "This author comes recommended to me and is on my TBR."
$33.72   Used & New from: $23.18
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The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
23.  The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power by Daniel Yergin
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  "This author comes recommended to me and is on my TBR."
$12.76   Used & New from: $2.75
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Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation (Power Engineering Willis)
24.  Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation (Power Engineering Willis) by H. Lee Willis
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  "Too rich for me :-("
$163.92   Used & New from: $136.56
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Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulation
25.  Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulation by John Casazza
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  "Too rich for me :-("
$70.22   Used & New from: $49.99
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Public Power, Private Life
26.  Public Power, Private Life by Alex Radin
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Qualifications: EE student with a strong emphasis in power production/energy systems
Last updated: 2/17/11
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