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q[Wizard] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole. . .. I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist.q --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS q[Along with A Beautiful Mind] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly disturbed.q --WALL STREET JOURNAL qWizard is a compelling tale presenting a teeming, vivid world of science, technology, culture and human lives.q --NEW SCIENTIST qMarc Seifer is an excellent writer and scholar, who has produced a wonderfully readable and illuminating biography of one of the most intriguing men of this century. . . mak[ing] us understand not only the man, but also the times in which he lived. . . . [A] masterpiece.q --NELSON DEMILLE qThe author presents much new material. . . [and] bases his book on a large number of archival and primary sources. . .. Underneath the layers of hero worship, the core of Seifer's book is a serious piece of scholarship.q --Ronald Kline, SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN qSeifer has done a remarkable job going through all the Tesla manuscripts. . . ferret[ing] out hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles in which he traces out Tesla's public image [and] offers a reasonable reconstruction of Tesla's emotional world. . . . Seifer has significantly advanced our understanding of Tesla.q --Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, for ISIS qIt is my opinion that Dr. Seifer leads the world as the most authoritative of all the Tesla researchers.q --J.W. McGINNIS, President, International Tesla Society qFar and away the best job among Tesla biographies.q --Jeffrey D. Kooistra, INFINITE ENERGY qWizard is . . . utterly absorbing with chapters charting all stages of Tesla's life. . .. Seifer treats his prodigious subject with sympathy and realism.q --NEXUS qWizard. . . presents a much more accurate. . . picture of Tesla. . .. [It] is thorough, informative, entertaining and a valuable addition to electrotechnological history, past and future.q --ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING TIMES qIn modern times, Tesla may be enjoying a comeback thanks to books like Wizard.q --THE NEW YORK TIMES qHere is a deep and comprehensive biography of a great engineer of early electrical science. Indeed, it is likely to become the definitive biography of the Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla. . . .. Highly recommended.q --AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE... editor Charles W. Price of Electrical Review and professional photographer Dickenson Alley to choreograph a spectacular ... to generate two individualized vibrations, or tuned circuits, simultaneously and also produce many millions of volts.

Author:Marc Seifer
Publisher:Citadel - 1998-05-01


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