More on Topsy the Elephant
Here's an interesting note for those who were intrigued by Larry Powell's reference in his webinar to Topsy, the elephant electrocuted as part of the War of Currents. A book about Topsy was published this summer that appears to weave together circus lore, the science of electricity, and period americana.
It's called Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked Tailed Elephant, P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison. Here's a link to the book description on Amazon: