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on 23 October 1998
To this day our children never hear of Tesla through text books, their library, or even the news media. Ever seen or heard of a TV special on the most brilliant genius in the last thousand years, NO. Read how the government has kept much of Tesla's science and knowledge for top secret black programs. Just as Steiger, in Alien Rapture, has detailed the TR-3B flying triangle that warps gravity as Tesla suggested could be done. I've read every Tesla book and even have copies of his Colorado Springs experiments and patents. Before this book, Childress had written my favorite book on the life and science of Tesla. This book is extraordinary, It is well worth reading for anyone. I could not recommend this book more.
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on 29 November 2011
A very thorough and well researched account of the life of Nikola Tesla. Perhaps a little too much detail in places, but at least written by a reliable source. An interesting insight into social history as well as the story of electricity. Provides a good insight into where some of the more outlandish stories regarding this man have come from.
Clearly one of the most important inventors who's legacy is all around us still to this day. A highly recommended read for anyone with an interest in engineering or history, or indeed, to put to bed some of the insane legends that have since been drawn up about this incredible man.
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on 8 January 2010
One of the few underated scientists who have made massive contributions to modern day life, his intelligence supercedes that of any of his peers.
This book puts Nikola Tesla on the pedistal he deserves whilst humbly showing the mans flaws.
A excellent text on an extraordinary man.
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on 21 December 1998
This book is without a shadow of doubt the BEST book on Tesla ever written. If you're looking for non-technical Tesla information, this is the book to buy!
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on 20 March 2015
quite an insight!
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on 28 January 2013
Bought for my boyfriend as a Christmas present and he hasn't put it down! So to me that's a good buy!
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on 22 July 2002
If you like biographies about great persons, this book has its natural place side by side with "Genius" (James Gleich about Richard Feynman).
And when you have read it, you'll become amazed why Tesla isn't as famous as Einstein (or Feynman).
Unlike many books about Tesla, this is about facts - and what facts! There are no place to myths about Tesla, the facts are enough - and this is the book where you'll find them.
A reliable and well written book about a true wizard of science - a wizard that made life easier to billions - and "how" and "why" he did it.
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on 9 March 2009
I have long been an admirer of the many inventions of Nicola Tesla, and I have always bemoaned the fact that there was no definitive biography of the man behind the inventions. Well now there is! Wizard is a thoroughly well written and researched work, and an easy read for the technical and non-technical alike. Marc J Seifer has obviously drawn on every source of available information to produce this brilliant book. You simply will not believe how much of the modern world was invented by Tesla BEFORE 1900! It also gives great insight into the reasons that Tesla is not recognised for what he really achieved, and why his financial backers pulled out whenever the majority of the profits were not going to come their way. Read it and BE AMAZED!
Phil Whitley
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on 13 May 2002
A factual, academic Tesla biography, without any of the usual sensationalism of his being sent from other planets!
Extremely well written, the book reads like a novel and also acts as an excellent reference work.
The Margaret Cheney and Robert Lomas books make a good introduction to a man who was a rather complex subject, but this book really does add so many layers to his character that to any serious student of Tesla or his work this should be an essential part of their library.
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on 20 July 2011
I don't see Seifer's appraisal as particularly objective, forgiving Tesla's follies rather too lightly whilst frequently extolling his virtues. Seifer fails to draw sufficient significance from Tesla's use of Mahlon Loomis's prior work, nor Ferraris's independent invention of multiphase motor/generator, at the same time as Tesla.

This book is not technical in any way. In the few 'technical' aspects of the book, Seifer could (and should) have used now long-established electrical & RF theory, but instead his technical descriptions are often as obtuse as those of his subject's writings.

Still, it's a biography, not a history, Seifer can interpret Tesla his way (which IMHO he does) and read as such it is nonetheless interesting and an insight into the times. Occasionally the language borders on arcane and sometimes the style is overly fussy. The connections between character traits and their reasons could have been spelled out more clearly. Perhaps Seifer chose not to join all the dots, to allow us to draw our own conclusions.
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