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Explore the Captivating Life of Nikola Tesla!

Obsessive, brilliant, and tortured, Nikola Tesla was lauded for his invention of the alternating current (AC) and other significant contributions to science. His claim that “harnessing the forces of nature was the only worthwhile scientific endeavor" both impressed and enraged the scientific community. Eventually his peers could no longer dismiss his eccentricities and began to view him as a crackpot - a potentially dangerous one. 

Although Tesla’s work was a major factor in the success of the second Industrial Revolution, he died alone, impoverished, and largely shunned by the scientific community that once hailed him a genius. Beset by visions, without a wife or children, Nikola Tesla’s brilliant mind changed the world, even though at the time of his death he passed unnoticed into obscurity.

Some of the topics covered in this audiobook include:  

  • Childhood
  • Education and Early Career
  • Patents and Politics
  • The Eccentric Genius
  • Tesla’s Coil and the Niagara Contract
  • Influential Friends and the Lure of Flight
  • The Wardenclyffe Tower
  • 1914 and Beyond
  • And much more!

Listen to this audiobook now to learn more about Nikola Tesla.

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The indomitable work of a Genius

A short and fascinating tale of one of the brightest minds in the field of electricity generation and propagation of the 20th century. The brilliant work of Tesla in the use of solar energy has been brought to fruition by Elon Musk in the Tesla electric car,truck and planned mass transit vehicle. The trials and tribulations encountered by Tesla born of the envy and greed of his comprtitors and unfavourable press their wealthy backers funded, were in the main overcome by Tesla’s persistence and self evident superior inventions. The indomitable genius of his work has been brought to fruition by the endeavours of Elon Musk as evidenced by the Tesla electric car, truck and planned mass transit vehicle. Tesla’s story, like his work, is focused and enjoyable leaving one with a feeling of triumph for a genius whose life’s work is enduring while motivating other inventors 75 years after his passing. Perhaps Tesla’s spiritual belief and experiences in far reaching communications beyond known wireless frequencies will manifest itself in futuristic scientific work yet to be published.

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  • ROXY GREEN
  • 23-11-2017

Greatest Inventor

In my opinion, Tesla was the greatest inventor of all time. The dude was a total genius. The author writes briefly about memories of his youth, his education, work experience, visions, dreams and ultimately the science and visions that inspired his many inventions.

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  • Jayden
  • 23-11-2017

Great & Detailed

Tesla talks about his inventions without conceit. His ideas were so far ahead of his time that we are only just now putting some of them to use. He knew a way to supply every household and business on this earth with electricity, wirelessly. Why was that suppressed? Very interesting book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-12-2020

Best captivating and descriptive life of Tesla

strongly suggest this audio book. Never slow or boring and to the main points. I learned a few more things about this genius man!

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  • Yin-Yang
  • 23-05-2018

Unique info

An interesting look into Nikola Tesla’s admirable inventions. Shares unique information about him that many people aren’t unaware of.

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  • Phil Muniz
  • 22-05-2018

simple guide

The format is simple, starting with his birth through death in an easy to have, engaging and interesting format. I enjoyed the " familiar" feel of it and how smoothly it flowed from chapter to chapter

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  • jyothi
  • 22-05-2018

concise informations

Very well explained book. Concise and informative. Good way to know about Tesla without listening a massive volume. Nice, simple language.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-05-2018

Good to be reminded of him.

Very inspiring. It’s good to be reminded of the achievements he has made. I admired him more now as I came to understand his perceptions while he was experimenting before.

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  • Dor
  • 19-05-2018

Interesting! Finish it in one sitting

This is the man I look up to. The publisher, Captivating History did a fine version of his biography. Learned a few interesting facts that I didn’t know about him.

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  • endures jacob
  • 19-05-2018

Truly an amazing man

I know people like this who have invented things stolen or suppressed and that is part of the tragedy of Tesla's life also. Great job bringing the information to people's attention.

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  • Livia
  • 23-11-2017

Nikola The Genius

It is a great book. Full of methods and critical ideas from the genius. I am sure that people must think like Tesla to avoid war and improve life

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  • Joe Cranston
  • 04-12-2017

An Historian, an inventor.

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He was the pioneer of the modern inventions. But he didnt able to utilize all himself.

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  • DMK
  • 22-04-2019

An informative Volume

A very nice short and comprehensive informative volume. With a very clear and distinctive narration.

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  • Cotham Mark
  • 04-12-2017

Awesome book...

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In an expository arrangement, this portion take single from side to side the near the beginning babyhood of teals as in Croatia where he knowledgeable strange visual dream that finally gave him wonderful powers of reminiscence and hallucination to preliminary an tremor in the Newyorkcity.

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  • Mark Ashton
  • 04-12-2017

A nice guy named Tesla

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This is a great book. It gives a view into his life that most people are unaware of. Be aware, you might not think very highly of Thomas Edison after you read this book.

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  • Mary Amelia
  • 04-12-2017

Nikola tesla was a great inventor.

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Nikola tesla was a great inventor. He was famous because of his important inventions! History books are great informative books. In these book you can learn everything about Nikola Tesla’s life and how is became one of the most famous inventors who ever lived. Great book, I highly recommend it to everyone!

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  • Fredrik Eklund
  • 01-12-2017

Surprisingly good

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It is a much more interesting story than I expected. Part of Tesla's purpose was to increase respect for inventors.

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