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Kansas City
Rainy Day Books
2706 W 53rd Street
Mission, KS
United States

Please join us for Rotary Book Discussion Group for the discussion of the book “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore. The book is available at Rainy Day Books and the discussion will be led by Vivien Jennings.  All Rotarians and guests are welcome.


About the book:


New York. 1888.  The miracle of electric light is in its infancy.  Thomas Edison has won the race to the patent office and is suing his only remaining rival, George Westinghouse, for the unheard-of sum of one billion dollars.  To defend himself, Westinghouse makes a surprising choice in his attorney: He hires a young, untested twenty-six-year-old fresh out of Columbia Law School named Paul Cravath.


The task facing Cravath is daunting.  Edison is a wily, dangerous opponent with vast resources at this disposal, including the backing of J.P. Morgan himself. Yet Cravath shares with his famous opponent a compulsion to win at all costs.  In obsessive pursuit of victory, Paul crosses paths with Nikola Tesla, an eccentric, brilliant inventor who may hold the key to defeating Edison, and with Agnes Huntington, a beautiful opera singer who proves to be a flawless performer on stage and off.  As Paul takes greater and greater risks, he’ll find that no one if quite who they seem.