Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla

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Wizard, the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla
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Wizard, the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla
Author Marc J. Seifer
Language English
Publisher Citadel Press
Publication date
1998

The Wizard, the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla (ISBN 0806519606) is a 1998 biography book by Marc Seifer detailing the life of Nikola Tesla.

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Seifer follows the life of Nikola Tesla, the Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist. He covers the high points of the inventors life through his designs used in the modern Alternating Current system, experimentation with high frequency current and wireless power transmission, wireless remote control, x-ray imaging, and Tesla's "death ray". Seifer goes on to cover Tesla's downfall, attributing it to Tesla's megalomaniacal, neurotic, self-destructive tendencies, and Tesla's interactions with financier J. Pierpont Morgan.[1]

Seifer based his book largely on primary sourced documents including Tesla's writings and patents.[2] including papers of Tesla's in the Tesla archives in Yugoslavia as well as manuscripts in the United States. Seifer filed freedom of information requests to get documents from the FBI and other United States government agencies.[3]

Citations to the work[edit]

These publications have cited this book.
  • Jasmina Vujic, Eng 24 Nikola Tesla: The Genius Who Lit the World
  • Fred Nadis, New world orders.
  • Katherine Krumme, Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla: Thunder and Lightning
  • Fred Nadis (2001). Of Horses, Planks, and Window Sleepers. Journal of Medical Humanities.
  • Marc J Seifer, Nikola Tesla and John Jacob Astor

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ publishersweekly.com, book review of " Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla", reviewed on: 11/04/1996
  2. ^ publishersweekly.com, book review of " Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla", reviewed on: 11/04/1996
  3. ^ Review of Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius Review author[s]: W. Bernard Carlson Isis, Vol. 90, No. 1. (Mar., 1999), pp. 138-139. [1]

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