Wizard

by Marc Seifer
ISBN: 0-8065-1960-6
Publish Date: 5/1/1998
Format: Trade Paperback
Categories: Imprint: Citadel, Biography



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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 fthe 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.

The book is illustrated with sixteen pages of photographs, including the July 20, 1931, Time magazine cover for an issue celebrating the inventor’s career.

“Wizard is a truly remarkable biography of a remarkable man. The expression ‘ahead of his time’ is used too loosely and too often today but in the case of Nikola Tesla ‘ahead of his time’ barely describes the genius of this man. Marc Siefer makes us understand not only the man but the times in which he lived." —Nelson DeMille, Novelist

“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…Seifer provides the fullest account yet of Tesla as an entrepreneur, experimental physicist and inventor.” —Publishers Weekly

“The story of one of the most prolific, independent and iconoclastic inventors of this century is a fascinating one….The author presents much new material…(and) bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources…Underneath the layers…the core of Seifer’s book is a serious piece of scholarship.” —Scientific American

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