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

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

Marc Seifer

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'['Wizard'] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole.... I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist.' --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS '[Along with 'A Beautiful Mind'] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly disturbed.' --WALL STREET JOURNAL ''Wizard 'is a compelling tale presenting a teeming, vivid world of science, technology, culture and human lives.' --NEW SCIENTIST 'Marc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century... mak[ing] us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived. . . . [A] masterpiece.' --NELSON DEMILLE 'The author presents much new material... [and] bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources.... Underneath the layers of hero worship, the core of Seifer's book is a serious piece of scholarship.' --Ronald Kline, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 'Seifer has done a remarkable job going through all the Tesla manuscripts... ferret[ing] out hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in which he traces out Tesla's public image [and] offers a reasonable reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world. . . . Seifer has significantly advanced our understanding of Tesla.' --Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, for ISIS 'It is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the world as the most authoritative of all the Tesla researchers.' --J.W. McGINNIS, President, International Tesla Society 'Far and away the best job among Tesla biographies.' --Jeffrey D. Kooistra, INFINITE ENERGY ''Wizard 'is ... utterly absorbing with chapters charting all stages of Tesla's life.... Seifer treats his prodigious subject with sympathy and realism.' --NEXUS 'Wizard... presents a much more accurate... picture of Tesla.... [It] is thorough, informative, entertaining and a valuable addition to electrotechnological history, past and future.' --ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES 'In modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like 'Wizard.'' --THE NEW YORK TIMES 'Here is a deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science. Indeed, it is likely to become the definitive biography of the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla. .... Highly recommended.' --AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE


Condition: New
Publisher: CITADEL
Publication Date: 2016-08-30
Format: Paperback
Weight(KG): 0.81

ISBN: 9780806539966

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