Recommended Reading

I purchased this book yesterday and have found it to be the best book
on the subject of Tesla I have read so far.
Wizard
The Life And Times Of Nikola Tesla
Biography Of A Genius
By Marc J. Seifer
jon
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jon_banquer
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Another "character" that was interesting to read about is Charles P. Steinmetz -- major influence on the electrical systems of today.
mikey
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Mike Fields
Right on mikey. I have a lot of old Elec. Eng. texts and most of them mention Steinmetz.
Bob Swinney
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Robert Swinney
I liked "Nikola Tesla, the man who invented the 20th century" a lot.
Nick
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Nick Müller
I saw a documentary on Tesla some months ago.......If I recall correctly, it was stated that Tesla was to receive a royalty of something like $2 for every horsepower of electrical motors produced (by Westinghouse or some other firm)......I think the contract was changed or never signed......If it was true and ever took place, the wealth of Tesla would probably make Bill Gates look like a pauper in comparison........
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bobd
And let's not forget the wireless transmission of electricity. Oh, and the "death rays". And the earthquake machine.
Where's John S - he's probably got all this memorized.
moT
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Tom Accuosti
Westinghouse asked him to let him out of it, for cash flow problems. And he did. (!) Pete
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3t3d
snipped-for-privacy@gmx.de (Nick Müller) wrote in news:1gzmt2g.17nqz0x1fnkcdnN% snipped-for-privacy@gmx.de:
I will have to check that book out. Thanks for the heads up.
jon
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jon banquer
The REAL battle came later....between Edison and Westinghouse, and in the end, it was influenced very heavily by ( of all things ) the Electric Chair.
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PrecisionMachinisT
This is my only book about Tesla. If you know already some, maybe it won't have that much new. It's focus is more on the commercial side of Tesla. Not so much focus that it gets boaring (I'm not at all a salesman), but just enough to see what he made wrong and how he got ripped every now and then. Still his inventions and his life are the biggest part of the book. Really nice to read.
Nick
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Nick Müller
*snort snoort* *squeeeeeeeee!*
Tim <gd,r>
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Tim Williams
Tom,
Ahhh counting cards in Vegas! with my new invention, I call it the Yul Brynner West World disguise for built-in compized Cowboy hat. Lets see this thingy works in conjunct with that thingy, a pair of cool hand luke plasma display sun glasses don't you know. Image recognition that kind a thing when the computer calculates up a bet to produce a high or low to wager, which results taken to an onboard screen shot heads up on Luke.
AFAIK, a charged-particle beam weapon that could also transmit power from LEO solar farm high above stationary earth to a ground based collector is one other likely scenario.
John
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John Scheldroup

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