Tesla: His Tremendous and Troubled Life by Marko Perko and Stephen M. Stahl


Monday, May 16 through Friday, June 10, 2022. Read by Norman Gilliland.

The enigmatic Nikola Tesla—stalked by his ever-present inner demons—invents the modern world. He tames the mysterious force called “electricity;” dazzles the world with his endless inventions and discoveries; and blazes new paths in science that profoundly impact our daily lives. His thought experiments disrupt scientific norms. He gives us many of the indispensable tools we use today. The world vies for his attention. Yet all the while he keeps his own counsel, as he simultaneously struggles with the challenging consequences of bipolar disorder: flights of manic energy alternating with depressive depths of great despair. Forever seeking to “lift the burdens from the shoulders of mankind.” It would become his lifelong aim, but at what cost to him?

(Prometheus; ISBN-10: 1633887723 / ISBN-13: 978-1633887725)

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