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Nikola Tesla

Inventor (10-Jul-1856 — 7-Jan-1943)


Arthur J. Beckhard. Nikola Tesla: Electrical Genius. New York: Messner. 1959. 192pp.

Margaret Cheney. Tesla: Man Out of Time. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. 1981. 320pp.

Carol Dommermuth-Costa. Nikola Tesla: A Spark of Genius. Lerner Publishing Group. 1994.

Inez Hunt; Wanetta W. Draper. Lightning In His Hand: The Life Story of Nikola Tesla. Sage. 1964.

Jill Jonnes. Empires of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World. Westminster, MD: Random House. 2003. 432pp.

Robert Lomas. The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century: Nikola Tesla, Forgotten Genius of Electricity. London: Headline. 2000. 248pp.

Tom Metzger. Blood and Volts: Edison, Tesla and the Electric Chair. Brooklyn, NY: Autonomedia. 1997. 192pp.

John J. O'Neill. Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla. New York: Ives Washburn, Inc.. 1944. 326pp.

Marc J. Seifer. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius. Secaucus, NJ: Birch Lane Press. 1996. 542pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  6. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.751)

  7. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1443)

  8. Webster's American Biographies (p.1029)

  9. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.725)

  10. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.297a)

  11. Slavonic Encyclopedia (p.1281)

  12. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.479)

  13. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.470)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.133)

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