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Power Production History, Industry, Policy & Players

Amanda Jo Carlson "Aurelia"
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
Power Hungry: The Myths of "Green" Energy and the Real Fuels of the Future
"This is one of my favourites. He argues with numbers not emotions."
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence"
Gusher of Lies: The Dangerous Delusions of "Energy Independence"
"Haven't read this yet, but I like the author's other work"
The Electrical Manufacturers, 1875-1900. A Study in Competition, Entrepreneurship, Technical Change, and Economic Growth
The Electrical Manufacturers, 1875-1900. A Study in Competition, Entrepreneurship, Technical Change, and Economic Growth
"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."
The Grid:: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World
The Grid:: A Journey Through the Heart of Our Electrified World
"One of my firsts. My fondness for this one is mostly nostalgia. The author is given to hyperbole."
A life of George Westinghouse, for a Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
A life of George Westinghouse, for a Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
"One of the two standards [as far as the bibliographies I've read] in Westinghouse bios."
Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World
"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."
George Westinghouse: His Life And Achievements
George Westinghouse: His Life And Achievements
"One of the two standards [as far as the bibliographies I've read] in Westinghouse bios."
Insull: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Utility Tycoon
Insull: The Rise and Fall of a Billionaire Utility Tycoon
"A thorough bio by a reputable historian."
Empowering the West: Electrical Politics Before FDR (Development of Western Resources)
Empowering the West: Electrical Politics Before FDR (Development of Western Resources)
"A fascinating insight into the early politics of the power industry and especially the mentality which treats electricity as a "public good"."
The Memoirs of Samuel Insull : An Autobiography
The Memoirs of Samuel Insull : An Autobiography
"Insull in his own words."
Power Struggle: The Hundred-Year War over Electricity
Power Struggle: The Hundred-Year War over Electricity
"Referenced in a bibliography"
Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Softshell Books)
Networks of Power: Electrification in Western Society, 1880-1930 (Softshell Books)
"Referenced in a bibliography."
The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930
The Electric City: Energy and the Growth of the Chicago Area, 1880-1930
"Referenced in a bibliography."
Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940
Electrifying America: Social Meanings of a New Technology, 1880-1940
"Referenced in a bibliography."
Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System
Power Loss: The Origins of Deregulation and Restructuring in the American Electric Utility System
"On my TBR pile."
Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry
Technology and Transformation in the American Electric Utility Industry
"Referenced in a bibliography."
Westinghouse: Minutes of History
Westinghouse: Minutes of History
Edison: A Life of Invention
Edison: A Life of Invention
The Inventions Researches And Writings of Nikola Tesla: With Special Reference To His Work In Polyphase Currents And High Potential Lighting
The Inventions Researches And Writings of Nikola Tesla: With Special Reference To His Work In Polyphase Currents And High Potential Lighting
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla
Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate
Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate
"This author comes recommended to me and is on my TBR."
Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects
Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects
"This author comes recommended to me and is on my TBR."
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
"This author comes recommended to me and is on my TBR."
Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation (Power Engineering Willis)
Understanding Electric Utilities and De-Regulation (Power Engineering Willis)
"Too rich for me :-("
Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulation
Understanding Electric Power Systems: An Overview of the Technology, the Marketplace, and Government Regulation
"Too rich for me :-("
Public Power, Private Life
Public Power, Private Life