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 Seifer
Language English
Publisher Citadel Press
Publication date

The book Wizard, the Life and Times of Nikola Tesla is a biography of Nikola Tesla by Marc J. Seifer published in 1996.


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.[1] Also including papers of Tesla's in the Tesla archives in Yugoslavia as well as manuscripts in the United States. Seifer filed Freedom of Information Act requests to get documents from the FBI and other United States government agencies.[2]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla". Publishers Weekly (book review). November 4, 1996. 
  2. ^ Carlson, WB (March 1999). "Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius". Isis (book review). 90 (1): 138–9. doi:10.1086/384288. 

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