An American in Barcelona: Dr. Pearson, The Man Who Brought Light to Catalonia

An American in Barcelona Dr Pearson The Man Who Brought Light to Catalonia An inspirational novel of the real life engineer whose ambitious project to build an electrical grid in Catalonia changed Barcelona forever Xavier Moret illuminates the story of the American engineer

  • Title: An American in Barcelona: Dr. Pearson, The Man Who Brought Light to Catalonia
  • Author: Xavier Moret
  • ISBN: 9781453263976
  • Page: 161
  • Format: ebook
  • An inspirational novel of the real life engineer whose ambitious project to build an electrical grid in Catalonia changed Barcelona forever Xavier Moret illuminates the story of the American engineer Frederick Stark Pearson, an entrepreneur with a global vision, whose innovative business ventures brought electricity to Catalonia From his arrival in Barcelona in June 1911,An inspirational novel of the real life engineer whose ambitious project to build an electrical grid in Catalonia changed Barcelona forever Xavier Moret illuminates the story of the American engineer Frederick Stark Pearson, an entrepreneur with a global vision, whose innovative business ventures brought electricity to Catalonia From his arrival in Barcelona in June 1911, Dr Pearson played a key role in the industrialization of the city, building tram and train networks to benefit from this new form of energy However, tragedy strikes when Dr Pearson dies aboard the Lusitania, torpedoed and sunk by a German U boat Suddenly, his ambitious project of urban and spatial planning is in jeopardy Moret compellingly envisions these historic events and the daily life of the American and Spanish pioneers in the local villages and work camps a world reminiscent of the Wild West He interweaves this story with his account of his own passionate commitment to chronicling Dr Pearson s remarkable achievements, and how this process of research and discovery ultimately changed his life.

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    1. Xavier Moret b 1952 , a Barcelona native, studied English philology and journalism at the Universitat Aut noma de Barcelona, but has learned much from traveling He has been lucky enough to earn his living combining three of the things he enjoys most reading, writing, and traveling In his twenties, he translated Superman and Batman In 1982, he published his first novel, L americ que estimava Moby Dick The American who loved Moby Dick He won the Grandes Viajeros Great Travelers Award for his book Islandia, la isla secreta Iceland, the secret island in 2002 In 2004, he received the 23 Abril Award for his novel Doctor Pearson, and the following year won the Sent Sov Award for gastronomic literature for El Bulli desde dentro Inside El Bulli Moret is a journalist and travel writer for the Spanish newspapers El Pa s and El Peri dico.

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