Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla : Biography of a Genius (Google eBook)

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Citadel Press, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 542 pages
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Nikola Tesla, credited by many as the inspiration for radios, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. "Wizard" is the definitive biography of this founding father of modern technology. of photos.
  

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Very comprehensive and well researched. - Goodreads
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But there were enough brilliant insights to keep going. - Goodreads
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Well, this was a product of Tesla's insights and work. - Goodreads

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

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If the goal of a biography is to create the mood of the times and the life of a person, Tesla´s time and life was very boring. This is a highly detailed book, that cites many actual facts, and tries ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Conrey - Goodreads

A little scattered towards the end where the author jumps to some future things that were derivative for Tesla's early ideas or work. Was difficult to follow towards the end Read full review

Contents

Heritage
1
Childhood 185674
5
College Years 187582
15
Tesla Meets the Wizard of Menlo Park 188285
27
Liberty Street 188688
40
Induction at Pittsburgh 1889
51
Bogus Inventors 188990
61
South Fifth Avenue 189091
66
The House of Morgan 1901
245
World Telegraphy Center 1901
256
Clash of the Titans 1901
266
The Passing of the Torch 1902
275
Wardenclyffe 19021903
283
The Web 19031904
293
Dissolution 19041906
307
The Child of His Dreams 19071908
324

Revising the Past 1891
73
The Royal Society 1892
83
Father of the Wireless 1893
98
Electric Sorcerer 1893
110
The Filipovs 1894
122
Niagara Power 1894
132
Effulgent Glory 1894
138
Fire at the Lab 1895
146
Martian Fever 189596
152
High Society 189497
158
Shadowgraphs 1896
167
Falls Speech 1897
171
Luminaries 189698
178
Socerers Apprentice 189697
182
Vril Power 1898
193
WaldorfAstoria 1898
204
Colorado Springs 1899
214
Contact 1899
220
Thors Emissary 1899
230
The Heros Return 1900
236
Bladeless Turbines 190910
336
The Hammond Connection 190913
343
J P Morgan Jr 191214
357
Fifth Column 191416
368
The Invisible Audience 191521
378
Transmutation 191821
395
The Roaring Twenties 191827
404
Faster Than the Speed of Light 192740
416
Living on Credit 192540
428
Loose Ends 193143
436
The FBI and the Tesla Papers 194356
446
The Wizards Legacy
463
The Magnifying Transmitter A Technical Discussion
471
The Tunguska Incident
476
Bibliography
477
Notes
487
Acknowledgments
532
Index
534
Copyright

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