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Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P.T. Barnum

The true story of a nineteenth-century elephant caught between warring circuses and battling scientists, from the author of The Book of Mychal.
In 1903, on Coney Island, an elephant named Topsy was electrocuted. Many historical forces conspired to bring her, Thomas Edison, and those 6,600 volts of alternating current together that day. Tracing them all in Topsy, journalist Michael Daly weaves together a fascinating popular history, the first book to tell this astonishing tale.
At the turn of the century, circuses in America were at their apex with P. T. Barnum and Adam Forepaugh competing in a War of the Elephants.