My Inventions and Other Writings by Nikola Tesla
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A fascinating insight into an extraordinary mind and an age when scientists were lauded as heroes.


The fascinating autobiography of the legendary inventor behind the radio, wireless energy, robotics, and much more.

Famous for his pioneering contributions to the electronic age, his lifelong feud with Thomas Edison, and his erratic behavior, Nikola Tesla was one of the most brilliant and daring inventors and visionaries of his time. My Inventions is Tesla's autobiography, with meditations on his major discoveries and innovations, including the rotating magnetic field, the magnifying transmitter, and the Tesla coil. This volume also includes three articles by Tesla, as well as an enlightening introduction that discredits many of the myths surrounding the thinker's eccentric life. This rare window into the industrial age's most tragic genius will fascinate historians, scientists, aspiring inventors, and curious fans alike.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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SAMANTHA HUNT is the author of two novels, including The Invention of Everything—about an imagined period in Tesla's life—which was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. She lives in Tivoli, New York.NIKOLA TESLA (1856–1943) was born in Smiljan (modern-day Croatia). He emigrated to America in his youth and became a naturalized citizen in 1891. Tesla lived out the last ten years of his life at the Hotel New Yorker in solitude. He died in debt despite his numerous contributions and patents.
Published December 27, 2011 by Penguin Classics. 112 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by PD Smith on Oct 23 2012

A fascinating insight into an extraordinary mind and an age when scientists were lauded as heroes.

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