Staff Pick: The Inventor & the Tycoon

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 by shoshanalibrarian

The Inventor and the Tycoon book cover The Inventor and the Tycoon, by the National Book Award winning author Edward Ball, is a fascinating history of California, cinematography, a sensational murder, and two very different men. Edward (later Eadweard) Muybridge was making a name for himself with his landscape photography (particularly of Yosemite) when he met former governor and absurdly rich railroad tycoon Leland Stanford. Stanford was obsessed with horses, and particularly . . . more »