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Discover A dramatic and poignant portrait.
American Scientist Excellent...a significant contribution to the recent history of science...informative and delightful to read.
Publishers Weekly Well documented, sympathetic, and engaging.
Choice Cheney's excellent biography of one of the most idiosyncratic and truly enigmatic "scientists" is both comprehensive and well written...very warmly recommended.
The Sunday Times, London Uncommonly colorful...absorbing.
Margaret Cheney is a biographer of unusual versatility. In addition to her two major studies of Tesla (most recently Tesla: Master of Lightning, with Robert Uth), she has written Midnight at Mabel's, a biography of the great cabaret singer and song stylist Mabel Mercer. Cheney is also the author of Meanwhile Farm and Why: The Serial Killer in America. She lives in California.
“Man is his own star; and the soul that can Render an Honest and a Perfect man Commands all Light, all Influence, all Fate;
Nothing to him falls early Or too late.”
During my research the name of Tesla often came up and each time I read his name and the encompanying tales I was fascinated and had to have a book specificaly written about this... Read morePublished on Sept. 26 2008 by Rick M. Pilotte
Nikola Tesla was an inventor who lived around a hundred years ago. He was perhaps the foremost electrical genius of his time. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2007 by Reviewing for dummies
Already knowing something about Tesla's eccentric character I was excited to read this book. However, I soon found it confusing, poorly writen, and very easy to put down. Read morePublished on June 3 2004 by Jason Nelson
Tesla was an fascinating but often overlooked historical figure His inventions are still the basis of all major electrical power systems around the world. Read morePublished on Oct. 28 2003 by sir_isaac_newton
like most books about Tesla, useful information can be gleaned from this book, but not all is told here. Read morePublished on Nov. 27 2002 by DRYWASHER-BILL
Nikola Tesla, a Serbian immigrant to America, was a strange man. He was frequently referred to in the press as a 'mad genius', and previous biographies have been sensational,... Read morePublished on May 27 2002 by Celia Redmore