"The Battery" is a book written by Henry Schlesinger describing the history of battery development over the past approximately 250 years. "According to some experts, the battery industry is close to the end of the line of usable materials." Batteries have come a long way and their has been a lot of wishful thinking. But Schlesinger concludes, "But it would be a big mistake to think we are poised on the verge of another big breakthrough just because we desperately need one."
Not to worry, with elected officials using your money and their hype, a breakthrough will possibly happen.