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Truth About Tesla : The Myth of the Lone Genius in the History of Innovation (Hardcover) (Christopher

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Get ready for a shocking account of one of the world's most notable inventorsâ?¿

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. Though for years the Serbian-born engineering genius was relegated to relative obscurity (his contributions concealed by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for his work or stole his patents outright), the historical record has been "corrected." In fact, esteem for Tesla and his inventions now surpass many of the historical luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and more.

A majority of existing literature repeats the familiar account of Tesla's life, including his invention of alternating current power, his falling out with Edison, how he lost billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his fight to prove that Marconi stole 13 of his patents while "inventing" the radio.

But newly uncovered information is proving that this popular account of Nikola Tesla's life is itself very flawed. InThe Truth About Tesla, Christopher Cooper sets out to prove that the conventional story not only oversimplifies history, it denies credit to some of the true inventors behind many of the groundbreaking technologies now attributed to Tesla.

The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of Tesla's "genius" to scientists and ideas that far predated him.

Get ready for a shocking account of one of the world's most notable inventorsâ?¿

Nikola Tesla was one of the greatest electrical inventors who ever lived. For years, history relegated the Serbian-born engineering genius to relative obscurity, his contributions to society concealed by a number of nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credit for Tesla's ideas or stole his patents outright.

Recently, the historical record has been "corrected" to the point where esteem for Tesla now surpasses many of the historical luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Guglielmo Marconi, who are charged with having stolen Tesla's ideas.

A majority of existing literature repeats the familiar account of Tesla's life, including his invention of alternating current power, his falling out with Edison (and the resulting "War of the Currents"), how he lost billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and how he had to fight a decades-long court battle to prove that Marconi stole 13 of his patents while "inventing" the radio.

But newly uncovered information is proving that this popular account of Nikola Telsa's life is itself very flawed. In The Truth About Tesla, Christopher Cooper author of Our Sun, sets out to prove that the conventional story not only oversimplifies history, it denies credit to the true inventors behind many of the groundbreaking technologies now attributed to Telsa.

The Truth About Tesla is one of the first books to set the record straight, tracing the origin of Tesla's "genius" to scientists and ideas that far predated him.

Number of Pages: 195
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Science
Sub-Genre: Inventions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author: Christopher Cooper
Language: English
Street Date: October 9, 2015
TCIN: 16894774
UPC: 9781631060304
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-3642
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