A most excellent biography, absorbing reading. Born October 6, 1864, George Westinghouse was brought up in Schenectady, where he had a terrific time at school and later at Union College; he hated set study and all subjects but invention. Little is known by the public about this great man because of his hatred of publicity in any form. Always intrigued by the rotary motion of power production, the inventor of compressed air brakes, among other thing, his active mind attained a point where in 1881 he had taken out twenty-one patents. Happy in his marriage to Marguerite Walker, he moved to Pittsburgh, where he discovered natural gas right under his house ""Solitude"". There were many great fights in his life notably the one with the Edison people, known as The War of the Currents. Completely honest in his nature, his relations with his workers was superb.