Tesla Bio to be reviewed on NPR: 25 Jun
W. Bernard Carlson: "Tesla: Inventor Of The Electric Age"
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 11:06 a.m.
Publicity photo of Nikola Tesla sitting in his laboratory
in Colorado Springs in December 1899. Tesla's notes
identify the photo as a double exposure.
Photo by Dickenson V. Alley of Century Magazines.
Nikola Tesla played a powerful role in the electrical revolution
that transformed life at the turn of the 20th century. Born to a
Serbian family in Croatia, he studied engineering in Austria
before immigrating to America in 1884. He arrived penniless
in New York, and within a decade, rivaled Thomas Edison
as a celebrity scientist. His inventions, patents and theoretical work
formed the basis of modern AC electricity,
and contributed to the development of radio and wireless communication.
A new biography draws on original papers from Tesla’s private and
public life to examine what, why and how he invented.