Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla, by James J. O’Neill


Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla, by James J. O'Neill

Detailed biography from Pulitzer prize-winner and close Tesla friend.

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The first full-length biography written on the genius inventor, Nikola Tesla. The author was a Pulitzer Prize-winner and personal friend of Tesla, who once said the author understood him better than any man alive. Much of the information in this book would not have been known had O’Neill not documented it. The immense genius of Tesla resulted from a mind that could see an invention in 3-D, from every angle, within his mind before it was easily built. His dimensions and part sizes were always perfect. He never tested parts; they always worked. Most of his inventions were electrical in nature, with dozens of his patents now being used around the world. Much is revealed on Tesla’s eccentric personality, his competition with Thomas Edison, and how he made his first million before the age of forty. Money was not important to him; nor was The Nobel Prize, which he refused to accept. It was always the science that came first. Paperback, ISBN 9781585093083, 6 x 9, 336 pp.

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Weight 14.4 oz
Dimensions 6 x 9 x .5 cm