We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Historical fiction (I still do not know how much of it is historically accurate) about the legal and commercial battles between Westinghouse and Edison during New York's Gilded Age: The Last Days of Night: A Novel by Graham Moore. (The youthful Moore has made quite a varied writing career for himself.)
I do know that Paul Cravath played a major role in the battles, and that Westinghouse promoted alternating current while Edison preferred DC. A good story with mythic underpinnings.
Nikola Tesla was the science wizard behind the ac promoted by Westinghouse. The battles between Tesla and Edison make for good reading. Edison got all the press but Tesla was no less important. We pretty much owe our current wireless world to Tesla.
One of the problems the promoters of AC had was that nobody really understood AC until Steinmetz finally figured it out. AC just did not work like DC.