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By Margaret Cheney & Robert Uth

Tesla: Master of Lightning, the 1999 companion book of the 2000/2001 PBS Television Special of the same title, is the most comprehensive illustrated biography of the great electrical genius, Nikola Tesla, yet produced. The authors are well-known biographer and Society Executive Board member Margaret Cheney and documentary producer, director and writer Robert Uth. In its third printing, the attractively priced 184-page, 9x11¼ inch, hard cover book contains over 225 photos, drawings and illustrations, with authoritatively researched and dated captions. The text provides a thorough and skillful overview of Tesla’s life with many pertinent sidebars with details and anecdotes. Tesla: Master of Lightning contains a fully detailed list of References, Bibliography and Index and is available at bookstores (ISBN 1-5866-3187-X or 0-7607-1005-8).

TESLA: MAN OUT OF TIME 200,000 in print

By Margaret Cheney

Margaret Cheney’s 1981 biography Tesla: Man Out of Time accurately anticipated the resurgence of interest in Nikola Tesla, the man and his place in history. The many previous Tesla biographies dealt more with the drama, mystery, romance, controversy or frustration of his remarkable life rather than the importance and societal impact of his discoveries and inventions. In Tesla: Man Out of Time Ms. Cheney combined all of those elements into an excellent “read” that nevertheless accurately researched the technical detail necessary to position Tesla in the context of modern society.

The staying power of Tesla: Man Out of Time has been impressive. The original 1981 hard cover edition was followed by a soft cover edition in 1983. A second hard cover edition was published in 1993. Two additional soft cover editions were published in 1998 and 2001. The cumulative volume effect of multiple printings has pushed Tesla: Man Out of Time into the industry accepted standard of a “best seller.” Hard cover editions are hard to find but various soft cover editions are available at bookstores.

Tesla: Man Out of Time has been translated into several foreign languages including German, French and Japanese. A Korean language version is currently in process. This is another indicator of the renewed worldwide interest in Nikola Tesla

The Tesla Memorial Society, Inc., founded in 1979 and incorporated in 1980, is the oldest U.S. based international organization in continuous operation honoring and perpetuating the memory and ideals of the great electrical scientist and inventor, Nikola Tesla, the “Father of Alternating Current.” The Society is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, all volunteer membership organization operating under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

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August 2002 TMSoa2