Everything you think that you recognize approximately Nikola Tesla is wrong.
Nikola Tesla was once one of many maximum electric inventors who ever lived. For years, the engineering genius used to be relegated to relative obscurity, his contributions to humanity (we are instructed) obscured by means of a few nineteenth-century inventors and industrialists who took credits for his paintings or stole his patents outright. in recent times, the historic checklist has been "corrected" and Tesla has been restored to his rightful position between old luminaries like Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and Gugliemo Marconi.
Most biographies repeat the wide-spread account of Tesla's lifestyles, together with his invention of alternating present, his falling out with Edison, how he misplaced billions in patent royalties to Westinghouse, and his struggle to end up that Marconi stole thirteen of his patents to "invent" radio. yet, what quite happened?
Consider this: every thing you're thinking that you recognize approximately Nikola Tesla is inaccurate. Newly exposed details proves that the preferred account of Tesla's lifestyles is itself very unsuitable. In the reality approximately Tesla, Christopher Cooper units out to end up that the traditional tale not just oversimplifies historical past, it denies credits to a few of the genuine inventors at the back of a number of the groundbreaking applied sciences now attributed to Tesla and perpetuates a false impression in regards to the technique of innovation itself.
Are you confident that Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone? Are you yes the Wright Brothers have been the 1st in flight? reconsider! With a provocative foreward via Tesla biographer Marc. J. Seifer, The fact approximately Tesla is without doubt one of the first books to set the list immediately, tracing the starting place of a few of the best electric innovations to a coterie of colourful characters that traditional heritage has all yet forgotten.
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