cover image of The Inventor and the TycoonMy review of Edward Ball’s latest work, The Inventor and the Tycoon, was one of the earliest reviews to be published on this new duo-biography – of Edward Muybridge and Leland Stanford. Muybridge was the inventor of stop-action photography and, later, motion pictures. Stanford – he of Stanford University fame – was the Union Pacific railroad magnate who drove the golden spike at the unification/completion ceremony of the trans-continental railroad. Stanford was patron of Muybridge during the latter’s breakthrough years in the latter 19th century. You can read the entire review here.

I found the book to be fascinating. There is talk that it could become a Hollywood bio-pic.

Edward Muybridge head shot
Edward Muybridge

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