Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind. When his first breakthrough?alternating current, the basis of the electric grid?pitted him ag Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances a...

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Title:Tesla: Inventor of the Modern
Author:Richard Munson
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:0393635449
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Tesla: Inventor of the Modern Reviews

  • Valerie
    Jul 13, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

  • Nancy
    Aug 29, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

  • David
    Sep 02, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

    Man was a visionary, and an eccentric genius. He needed a business partner to keep him grounded, and his practical inventions kind of fell apart when that person died. Didn't negotiate any substantial return on his patents and inventions, though he invented AC current, the poly-phase ...

    Did Tesla invent anything? ?Yeah, the 20th century.? What a man! A true visionary who frequently lacked the means to achieve the visions he saw as applications of his discoveries and inventions, he foresaw things like the internet, smart phones, wireless everything, AI, and labo...

    Nikola Tesla is fascinating, and Munson brings him to life. The average reader can appreciate Tesla's brilliant inventions, as well as be enthralled by the man's dramatic life. Brilliant biography; well written. ...

    Munson provides a rich portrayal of the genius of AC power. Tesla is one of the more unusual characters in the world of science and this book is a well researched description of his life and contributions to the modern. ...

  • Kimberly W
    Jun 20, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

  • Scott Schneider
    Jul 26, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

  • Robert Altenburg
    May 29, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

  • David Wilson
    May 28, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

  • Christine Peters
    May 28, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

  • Peter Edwards
    May 29, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

  • Deborah Ross
    May 29, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

  • Tawney
    Jul 09, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

  • Greg Anderson
    May 30, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

  • Susan Collins
    Jun 01, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

  • Malcolm Rogers
    Jun 02, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

  • Elliott Pierce
    Jun 03, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

  • Amy Albertson
    Jun 05, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

  • Herbert Cole
    Jun 07, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

  • Anna Wright
    Jun 09, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

  • Gretchen
    Jul 15, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

    Man was a visionary, and an eccentric genius. He needed a business partner to keep him grounded, and his practical inventions kind of fell apart when that person died. Didn't negotiate any substantial return on his patents and inventions, though he invented AC current, the poly-phase ...

    Did Tesla invent anything? ?Yeah, the 20th century.? What a man! A true visionary who frequently lacked the means to achieve the visions he saw as applications of his discoveries and inventions, he foresaw things like the internet, smart phones, wireless everything, AI, and labo...

  • Nancy
    May 30, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

  • Zahan Malkani
    Sep 02, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

    Man was a visionary, and an eccentric genius. He needed a business partner to keep him grounded, and his practical inventions kind of fell apart when that person died. Didn't negotiate any substantial return on his patents and inventions, though he invented AC current, the poly-phase ...

  • David Dunlap
    Aug 06, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

  • Marco
    Sep 05, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

  • Gregory Anderson
    Jun 30, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

  • Elizabeth Waltman
    Jul 04, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

    Man was a visionary, and an eccentric genius. He needed a business partner to keep him grounded, and his practical inventions kind of fell apart when that person died. Didn't negotiate any substantial return on his patents and inventions, though he invented AC current, the poly-phase ...

    Did Tesla invent anything? ?Yeah, the 20th century.? What a man! A true visionary who frequently lacked the means to achieve the visions he saw as applications of his discoveries and inventions, he foresaw things like the internet, smart phones, wireless everything, AI, and labo...

    Nikola Tesla is fascinating, and Munson brings him to life. The average reader can appreciate Tesla's brilliant inventions, as well as be enthralled by the man's dramatic life. Brilliant biography; well written. ...

  • Bruce Hathaway
    Jul 18, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

  • John Andersen
    Jul 24, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

  • Peter Harnik
    Jul 28, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

  • Elizabeth Rogers
    Jul 28, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

    Man was a visionary, and an eccentric genius. He needed a business partner to keep him grounded, and his practical inventions kind of fell apart when that person died. Didn't negotiate any substantial return on his patents and inventions, though he invented AC current, the poly-phase ...

    Did Tesla invent anything? ?Yeah, the 20th century.? What a man! A true visionary who frequently lacked the means to achieve the visions he saw as applications of his discoveries and inventions, he foresaw things like the internet, smart phones, wireless everything, AI, and labo...

    Nikola Tesla is fascinating, and Munson brings him to life. The average reader can appreciate Tesla's brilliant inventions, as well as be enthralled by the man's dramatic life. Brilliant biography; well written. ...

    Munson provides a rich portrayal of the genius of AC power. Tesla is one of the more unusual characters in the world of science and this book is a well researched description of his life and contributions to the modern. ...

    At last a well-written and insightful biography of this great inventor. Highly recommend. ...

  • Robert Kraft
    Sep 02, 2018

    4.5 Nikola Tesla has become a Culture Icon known more for his reputation as a kind of magician and rogue inventor, thanks to the movie The Prestige, and as a visionary, his name recognized because of Tesla Motors. And yet few of us understand that everything we take for granted toda...

    Testa was an eccentric but fascinating man. Born at the stroke of midnight during a thunderstorm, he survived cholera, malaria, and other near deaths before he was 20 (this made him a germaphobe). This bio had many human interest stories, such as his relationships with people like Edis...

    A fascinating read and accessible as critics have mentioned, shedding light on a man who was like the Wizard of Oz - both showman and hidden. This is a very interesting biography of the mysterious Nikola Tesla. A lot of the time when Tesla is mentioned he's shrouded in mystery and t...

    I have been wanting to read a biography of Tesla for a while, so I checked this one out of the library. I admired the author's evenhandedness. He lauded Tesla's inventiveness, while shying away from the things that made him problematic. Edison and Westinghouse figure so prominently in ...

    Great biography of an extraordinary inventor. This book explains Tesla's achievements but also describes his upbringing and relationships. Well researched and written. ...

    Fascinating character. Engaging biography. Well written Insightful stories. ...

    What a treat! Finally a readable, enjoyable, and insightful book about Nikola Tesla, the great inventor who usually doesn't obtain the respect he deserves. Munson offers a fast-paced and fluid portrait of the remarkable scientist, but he also explains Tesla's history and highlights his...

    The best biography of Tesla I've read, second only to Tesla's autobiography. ...

    At last a book that does Nikola Tesla justice. Munson doesn't suggest Tesla was a superman, even if his inventions were super; he also doesn't focus on the scientist's quirks, even though they impact his life. Munson offers a very well written and fair and insightful biography that rev...

    Tesla? More people know about the car than the man. Richard Munson does a great job correcting this mistake since the man's life is fascinating and his inventions -- including electric motors and robots -- underpin our economy. "Tesla: Inventor of the Modern" is an easy read, although ...

    You hear so much about Tesla. Without a doubt he is one of the most fascinating characters of the late 19th and early 20th century, but at this point it can be hard to separate the myth from the reality. This new book by Dick Munson not only discusses Tesla?s accomplishments also exp...

    I've long yearned for Tesla information. Biographies to date, however, have been a bit technical and dry ... until now. Richard Munson brings this remarkable inventor to life. Tesla is such an important character and Munson provides the needed attention and credit. Reads like a nove...

    Great biography of an outstanding genius. Munson gives Tesla his due, portraying him as both an brilliant inventor and an engaging human being. Very well written. Populated with personal letters between the scientist and his colleagues/friends. ...

    Nikola Tesla deserves more recognition, and this book provides that. Tesla is the genius for whom the all-electric car is named, but more importantly he in the early twentieth century invented the electric motor, and he outlined cell phones and lasers. Yet he was also a fascinating cha...

    Best biography I've read in several years. Tesla was a stunning inventor with a dramatic life. . Well told. ...

    Well researched and well written. Relies on many letters from Nikola Tesla to his friends and business colleagues -- portraying him as both a genius and a genial individual. Highly recommended. ...

    At last: a well-written book about Tesla as both a brilliant inventor and human being. Remarkable character. Fascinating read. ...

    This is the man for whom the car is named. Finally we have an engaging and well researched biography of the fascinating Nikola Tesla. This book brings the extraordinary scientist and inventor to life. ...

    I received this book compliments of the author through the Goodreads giveways. "Day after day I asked myself what is electricity and found no answer. Eighty years have gone by since and I still ask the same question, unable to answer it." - Nikola Tesla Tesla was a very complicat...

    To put it mildly, Nikola Tesla was a complicated man. This biography, for the most part, does an admirable job of untangling some of the contradictions and complications of the man and his life. The author makes it clear that, for all his brilliance in scientific matters, Tesla was a p...

    Dick Munson's TESLA, Inventor of the Modern, depicts an extraordinary man's life whose innovations literally changed the world for humankind, improving its productivity and quality of life. Munson describes a fascinating figure of history in a personal way, telling researched stories t...

    Tesla is a meticulously documented and superhumanly reported biography of an eccentric genius of the machine age. Nikola Tesla, born in 1854 in Croatia but an American citizen after age 30, was the imaginative force behind alternating-current electricity, which ? after a titanic stru...

    How much of our lives do we depend on electricity? It's staggering thinking about the contributions of Tesla to modern life (even as 2 billion people still don't have electricity). Only 60 years before I was born, Tesla was demonstrating the superiority of AC current and winning the "W...

    I grew up in Colorado Springs, where Tesla conducted some of his most innovative experiments. So I have been following him for about 60 years. There have been numerous books, PBS and other documentaries and articles about Tesla, for example, in Smithsonian Magazine where I was an edito...

    Man was a visionary, and an eccentric genius. He needed a business partner to keep him grounded, and his practical inventions kind of fell apart when that person died. Didn't negotiate any substantial return on his patents and inventions, though he invented AC current, the poly-phase ...

    Did Tesla invent anything? ?Yeah, the 20th century.? What a man! A true visionary who frequently lacked the means to achieve the visions he saw as applications of his discoveries and inventions, he foresaw things like the internet, smart phones, wireless everything, AI, and labo...

    Nikola Tesla is fascinating, and Munson brings him to life. The average reader can appreciate Tesla's brilliant inventions, as well as be enthralled by the man's dramatic life. Brilliant biography; well written. ...

    Munson provides a rich portrayal of the genius of AC power. Tesla is one of the more unusual characters in the world of science and this book is a well researched description of his life and contributions to the modern. ...

    At last a well-written and insightful biography of this great inventor. Highly recommend. ...

    Nikola Tesla was an extraordinary inventor, and he happens to have had a dramatic life story which Munson brings alive. Well researched and a fascinating read. This is what biography is all about. ...