1. BOOK EXCERPT

    Topsy the Elephant Was Innocent

    If Topsy was innocent, then why was she electrocuted? The Daily Beast's Michael Daly's new book Topsy explores the life of the ill-fated elephant, who was put to death for being a "serial man-killer." Topsy—who really only killed one man who threw a cigar in her mouth in ten years—was electrocuted at Luna Park in Coney Island in 1903. It was a way for Thomas Edison to vent his anger after losing the "War of Currents" against George Westinghouse. Topsy was gentle, even at the end.

    Read it at New York Daily News