- Series: Citadel Press Book
- Paperback: 542 pages
- Publisher: Citadel Trade; Reprint edition (February 1, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806519606
- ISBN-13: 978-0806519609
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 239 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #987,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.89 shipping
Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla : Biography of a Genius (Citadel Press Book) Paperback – February 1, 2001
|New from||Used from|
Inspire a love of reading with Prime Book Box for Kids
Discover delightful children's books with Prime Book Box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months — new customers receive 15% off your first box. Sign up now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
<DIV>""Seifer's vivid, revelatory, exhaustively researched biography rescues pioneer inventor Nikola Tesla from cult status and restores him to his rightful place as a principal architect of the modern age."" - --Publishers Weekly Starred Review</div>
About the Author
<DIV>Marc J. Seifer teaches psychology at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, and is the author of more than seventy scientific writings. </div>
<DIV>One of AudioFile magazine's Golden Voices, Simon Prebble has received over twenty Earphones Awards and five Listen-Up Awards, and he has been a finalist fourteen times for an Audie Award. In 2006, Publishers Weekly named him Narrator of the Year, and he was named Booklist's 2010 Voice of Choice.</DIV>
"Truly epic" - Laurell K. Hamilton Learn more
239 customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
If you have ever worked in a startup or contributed to a venture capital effort, you will recognize the characters of this book as being similar to the capitalists of today.
I greatly enjoyed it and learned much. I will never look at our world the same way after reading it.
Conversely, his lack of business acumen and his personality quirks prevented him from accumulating financial gain or even receiving credit for many of his inventions.
The book is overly long and is repetitive in many places. Still, it provides insight into storied capitalists of his time and how they took advantage of Tesla's naivety.
What i liked least is the reminder that even today we have lost our moral compass as individuals and as a nation in our dealings with our fellow human beings and doing the right thing owes no allegiance to politics or the bottom line.
The author is a Tesla worshipper apparently and makes numerous unsubstantiated claims of connections between many modern inventions and the work of Tesla.
I was hoping for facts!