The Life and Times of An Electric Messiah

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Nikola Tesla is the towering genius who made the modern world. All the electrical devices around us owe something to him. Not only did he invent many of the gadgets we depend on today, he had a vision of the future, much of which has become reality long after his death. He is now acknowledged to have beaten Guglielmo Marconi to the invention of radio. Indeed, he spoke of his world system of wireless transmission, the year before Marconi transmitted the first radio signal across the Atlantic. His Tesla Coil, invented in 1891, is widely used in radio and television sets and he developed electric motors, generators, X-rays, FM radio, remote control robots, spark plugs, fluorescent lights and radar. He was one of the outstanding figures of the 20th century, arguably more influential than Einstein, Stravinsky or Picasso. Seventy years after his death, this book reveals why Nikola Tesla's legacy to the world deserves to be more widely acclaimed.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla, 2014.
[United States] : Canary Press, 2014.
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Additional Contributors: hoopla digital


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Oct 12, 2015

A staccato like look at the scientist and inventor Nikola Tesla. You could easily that he is the foremost contributor to the modern age. Wireless and alternating currents are his legacy. This particular biography is crafted more like a coffee table then an erudite study of the man. Still worth reading if you interested.

Dec 26, 2014

Unfortunately, there are still so many ignorant people on this continent that can not handle the true and manipulate it how they like.
But also few that are not afraid to say it loud!
In the area of Lika, where Tesla is from, unfortunately, after the last war and Croatian oppressive political and military actions, there are only ten percent of Serbs left. In 1991 Tesla's monument was savagely destroyed in explosion and removed from the center of Gospic, the town where he went to high school, because "he was not enough Croat".

Dec 24, 2014

The above review leaves the impression that Tesla was Croation. Not true. He was a Serb. His father was a Serbian Orthodox Church Minister. Within Croatia the Teslas were part of a racial and religious minority within The Austro Hungarian Empire. It is sad enough that few people know about the man who invented The Twentieth Century but to also deny him his heritage would be a double insult.

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