Tesla by Tad Wise
A Novel

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The true father of radio, and the inventor of fluorescent lighting, remote control, and robotics, Nikola Tesla (1856-1942) opened the door to the modern world. Now, in the tradition of Ragtime, a vibrant and compelling historical novel about the bizarre and tragic life of one of the great scientific minds of all time.
 

About Tad Wise

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Tad Wise is a journalist, actor, musician, and stonemason, as well as a former student of Robert Thurman. He lives in Woodstock, New York.
 
Published May 1, 1994 by Turner Pub. 381 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Wise tantalizingly dangles ideas about certain aspects of the inventor's personality--hinting that Tesla's lifelong celibacy may have been due to underlying homosexuality, for example--but never even theorizes about such crucial matters as his belief in the merits of sleep deprivation, his psychi...

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Wise's engrossing and moving biographical novel of Croatian-born American inventor Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) restores the luster to a visionary genius considered by many to be the true father of the electrical age.

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Compulsive, narcissistic, brilliant and episodically mad, Nikola Tesla arrived in New York in 1884 at the age of 28, ready to electrify the world.

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