In the Matter of Nikola Tesla

A Romance of the Mind
Product Number: EB00753924
Released: Feb 19, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781938120916
Publisher: Diversion Books
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Description

A fictionalized story of a true-life genius that "reads . . . like one of John le Carr[e]'s espionage novels" (New York Journal of Books). This account of the inner life of Nikola Tesla-arguably the most influential inventor in history-is a work of speculative fiction that reveals a genius whose greatest desire was to share his inventions with the world. It offers a compelling portrait of his passionate side, especially his secret love for his muse Karina, a woman no one else can see who brings him life-altering inspirations. Tesla's love and obsession with Karina are the forces driving his work and motivating him in the face of a doubting world. Tesla maintains a loner's life while working alongside some of the greatest financial and scientific powerhouses of the age, and faces constant temptation to stray from Karina and his life's work. This portrait of a larger-than-life genius brings to light his very human side. "Flacco does an admirable job of showing us a man who was sometimes the brilliant, prescient Master-the man with an eidetic memory-and sometimes the helpless dupe of lesser, venial men. . . . A beautifully crafted handling of a difficult-and not always sympathetic-subject." -Historical Novel Society

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Author(s): Anthony Flacco
Original Publish Date: Nov 12, 2013

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