Nikola Tesla: My Inventions and Other Writings
Collection assembled and Introduced by Samantha Hunt.
Let me just say that though I embedded a link to Amazon here to give you that option I purchased my copy through a vendor at MileHiCon15. Go local when you can.
This volume printed by Penguin Classics has Essays that Tesla wrote over the course of his life. These detail events in his life that contributed to his sparks of invention and innovation. The Tesla Coil, Radio, Optimizing energy transmission to the works he did for governments involved in World War I. All of the language is that of a nineteenth century scholar who was mainly self taught so the reader must bear that in mind when attempting to discern the stories conveyed here.
I must admit that the main invention I was interested in were the transmission towers that Tesla built and demonstrated capable of transmitting electricity wireless. Despite his language defending Morgan in his writings I am a firm believer that Edison and Morgan did their best to run a campaign of sabotage in Tesla’s efforts. Back to the book.
I definitely had the interest and I accomplished reading this work though at times the writing was so tediously to wade through that I would have to take mid chapter breaks. I think this is also evidence that Tesla felt besieged or at least the publisher sensed it at the time and therefore ruled out editing and writing advice.
Not my normal reading consumption these days but I still enjoyed it. It gets a three out of five from me. Enjoy.