Nikola Tesla is credited by many as the inventor of radio and should have received most of the credit for the development of modern electricity ..... [Wizard] painstakingly documents Teslas wideranging contributions.... Seifer has analyzed extensive sources, many not previously used by Tesla biographers, to provide a detailed interpretation of his life.
Seifers 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.
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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.... making us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived.... a masterpiece. Author NELSON DEMILLE
Seifers biography rescues [Tesla] from oblivion, bringing back to life the amazingly creative intellect that gave us fluorescent lighting, wireless communication, cheap electrical power and the remote control. But Seifer also resurrects the wounded, self-destructive personality who never recovered from the loss of a favored older brother and who spiraled into weird obsessions, mental collapse and poverty as he watched other men use his inventions to win fame and riches. Seifer does an admirable job of explaining his subjects technical feats and analyzing his psychological idiosyncrasies. Tinged with pathos, this meticulously researched biography deserves attention from all who would understand the human tragedies played out in the shadows of our neon culture.