By John J. O'Neill

Even the gods of outdated, within the wildest imaginings in their worshipers, by no means undertook such huge initiatives of world-wide measurement as these which Tesla tried and accomplished.
-from bankruptcy One

First released in 1944 and lengthy a favourite of Tesla enthusiasts, this can be a definitive biography of the guy with no whom sleek civilization wouldn't exist.

Nikola Tesla, pioneer of electric engineering, was once an in depth buddy of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer O'Neill, and right here, O'Neill captures the fellow as a scientist and as a public determine, exploring:

. how Tesla's father encouraged his lifestyles in engineering
. why Tesla clung to his theories of electrical energy within the face of opposition
. how the shy yet newly well known Tesla navigated the social lifetime of long island within the homosexual 1890s
. Tesla's friendship with Mark Twain
. the tale of Tesla's misplaced Nobel Prize
. Tesla's dabblings within the paranormal
. and lots more and plenty more.

JOHN JOSEPH O'NEILL (b. 1889) additionally wrote Engineering the hot Age and also you and the Universe: What technology Reveals.

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