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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (577 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marc J. Seifer Narrator: Simon Prebble Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Inspiring the inventions of radio, robots, and radar, Nikola Tesla is also considered a founding father of modern electricity. He created the alternating current channel, fluorescent and neon lights, wireless telegraphs, and the turbines which harnessed the water power of the Niagra. In this exhaustively researched testament to Tesla's genius and pioneering spirit, author Marc Seifer works to reveal Tesla as more than mere cult figure but rather as the scientific architect of modern technology.

Through vast amounts of source materials, Seifer's pursuit of the truth about Tesla was initially threefold: to uncover which inventions should be rightfully credited to Tesla, to uncover why Tesla had been erased from the annals of history, to uncover why Tesla's wireless venture, Wardenclyffe, funded for five years by J.P. Morgan, failed. As this biography will reveal, Seifer was able to establish that clean energy and renewable hydro-electric power architecture was primarily founded by Tesla, as well as the remote control, particle beam weapons, and what eventually evolved into the Osprey helicopter/airplane.

Marc J. Seifer, born in 1948, is an author, graphologist (handwriting expert), and professor of psychology. He has published over 70 works on Nikola Tesla, who was also the subject of his doctoral dissertation. In numerous fraud cases, Seifer has aided the government by studying the handwriting of the accused. His publications on graphology and psychology have been used as textbook material and by numerous periodicals. Seifer is considered a Tesla expert, as well, having researched large amounts of correspondence and archives, the FBI among them, and having interviewed friends family and relatives of Tesla.

From author Marc J. Seifer comes the definitive biography of Nikola Tesla.

Nikola Tesla, credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla’s creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.

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  • “Seifer’s 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.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “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.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Noah Vickstein | 2/10/2014

    " I cried after finishing this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jon | 2/2/2014

    " Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla presents a strong case confirming Tesla as the discoverer of wireless communication. Tesla was an amazing person who understood earth currents and harnessing the earth and suns energy to benefit humanity. Tesla's shortcoming was having big plans that could never get to the point of earning money; he was not a businessman. A good book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jeri Lane | 1/30/2014

    " This book was great...if I could only understand half of it. Ha ha. I have a fascination with Nikola Tesla and always have, however I am not of the capacity to understand his genius, which is what this book is mostly about. It gives a good account of his personal history, but of course, it focuses mostly on his amazing life's work and the vast improvements made to others work. Where would we be without Nikola Tesla? He has no doubt been touched by God. To understand energy and be able to harness it as he has makes him one of the greatest men in world history, with one of the most beautiful minds. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by William | 1/25/2014

    " The book was good, but read too much like it was meant as an almost scholarly work. Seifer definitely wrote this to be more on the informative side rather than entertainment; regardless, anyone that has ever wondered about Tesla, and how much he really contributed to the modern world should read this. anyone that doesn't should be sent to live in an Amish village for a week to understand how important he was. "

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