The Last Days of Night

A Novel

Graham Moore

Book Synopsis

"The Last Days of Night" by Graham Moore is a riveting historical novel that delves into the electrifying world of late 19th-century America.

Set amidst the fierce rivalry between technology giants Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse, the story follows the young and ambitious Paul Cravath, a determined lawyer tasked with defending George Westinghouse against Edison's relentless pursuit of patent infringement. As Cravath immerses himself in the world of inventors, entrepreneurs, and lawyers, he becomes entangled in a web of cutthroat competition and deceit that threatens to engulf him.

As the legal battle intensifies, Cravath finds an unlikely ally in the eccentric genius Nikola Tesla, whose groundbreaking designs hold the key to the future of electricity. Together, they navigate the treacherous courtroom proceedings while grappling with greed, ambition, and their own personal demons.

Against the backdrop of a rapidly changing society and an electrifying industrial age, "The Last Days of Night" skillfully weaves together a captivating tale of love, betrayal, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Spanning themes of ambition, morality, and the nature of genius, Moore’s masterful storytelling transports readers to a bygone era, enveloping them in a world where great minds clash and the prospects of progress hang in the balance.

With his meticulous research and gripping narrative, Moore brings to life a cast of historical figures and sheds light on the legal battles that shaped modern America. Rich in detail and filled with suspense, "The Last Days of Night" is a must-read for anyone captivated by the interplay of science, art, and legal intricacies in the pursuit of technological advancement.

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