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Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

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Publisher's Summary

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.

©1996 Marc J. Seifer (P)2011 Tantor

What the Critics Say

"Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Bruce 02-11-17
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    "Tremendous Tesla"

    Loved listening to be educated and enthralled by a great narrator and terrific story of one of the greatest minds the world has ever known. The audio book covers Tesla from cover to cover leaving no stone unturned.

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    M. Capen 02-06-17
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    "Tesla Unveiled"

    Rather long and sometimes complex and definitely not for the scientifically faint of heart but a thoroughly satisfying portrait of a figure who is often regarded as mysterious, mainly because history largely ignores him. The reader did a commendable job of emulating the accents of the various people whose comments and correspondence the author quoted.

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    HRK 02-03-17
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    "Good but needed better editing"

    Great material but far too long. Needed tighter editing. Still enjoyed it. Of course Tesla IS a very compelling historical figure...

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    Amazon Customer 02-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great to learn about Tesla. "

    Very interesting to learn about Tesla and all his inventions which are still used today.

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    Griffin Hooper 01-19-17 Member Since 2015
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    "A wonderful insight into one of the greatest Minds"

    A wonderful insight into one of the greatest Minds. Thank you to the author for clinging to the facts.

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    Nathan Chavez 01-11-17 Member Since 2015
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    "phenomenal!"

    loved it! loved every little detail and letter and insight into this amazing human, Nikolai Tesla.

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    M.E. Piontkowski East of the Mississippi 01-03-17
    M.E. Piontkowski East of the Mississippi 01-03-17 Member Since 2015
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    "An epic tome"

    Excellent biography on the life and times of Nikola Tesla. I would highly recommend this if you are looking for one biography on this eccentric genius.

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    drewser 01-02-17
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    "Great narrative history."

    A bit long and tedious at times, but a great history and performance. The speculative nature of some of the book simultaneously detracts from the biographical aspect, yet enriches the narrative.

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    RUAble 12-21-16
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    "Very detailed information"

    This book was good, I learned so much about Tesla that I have never heard. I never learned about him in school or at least AC power and that was it. The book was interesting and kept my attention, but at times drug on and on. I did get this book from Smarter Every Day and I am glad I did so. I am a better man for it. If you thought law suits and lawyers are bad now, there are some crazy ones in this book.

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    "excellent story of a misunderstood legend"

    Siefer delivers a concise and entertaining recollection of the life and mystery of Tesla allowing the reader to ultimately decide on what Tesla was really up to over his last decades.

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