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Richard Munson - 'TESLA: Inventor of the Modern'

Drawing on letters, technical notebooks, and other primary sources, Munson pieces together the magnificently bizarre personal life and mental habits of the enigmatic inventor. He grants Tesla the recognition he deserves for both his practical achievements and prophetic visions, skillfully placing him within the context of his time while acknowledging the many ways in which he lived outside of his time, ultimately ushering in a future that others could not yet see. This clear, authoritative, and highly readable biography takes account of all phases of Tesla's remarkable life.

“A lucid, expertly researched biography. . . . [A] sympathetic, insightful portrait.”—Kirkus starred review

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm
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North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393635447
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 22nd, 2018

Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind.