Lightning

Lightning

A Novel

Book - 2011
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"Echenoz traces the notable career of Gregor, a precocious young engineer from Eastern Europe, who travels across the Atlantic at the age of twenty-eight to work alongside Thomas Edison." --Publisher.
Publisher: New York : New Press : Distributed by Perseus Distribution, c2011
Description: 142 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9781595586490
1595586490
Branch Call Number: Eche
Additional Contributors: Coverdale, Linda

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AL_KATI Sep 24, 2016

Eh, not for me. I know it's about Tesla but it's not about Tesla. Found this disappointing.

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StarGladiator
Mar 05, 2014

[Update: A connection between President Donald Trump and Nikola Tesla? Absurd you say? After the death of Tesla, the US gov't rushed in and confiscated all his personal papers, which they then handed over to a professor of engineering with MIT, named John G. Trump, uncle of the future president of the USA! Wonder if those still classified papers included his Death Ray??? Remember the Tunguska Event?]
What a truly marvelous (and short at 142 pp.) book, although presented as fiction, it is simply the most accurate biography of Nikola Tesla (called Gregor in this novel) you'll find. (My still all-time favorite recounting of Tesla, though, is Jill Jonnes' Empires of Light, where the historian, Ms. Jonnes, presents the most well-rounded and respectful portrayal of the true genius of Tesla). Great book, though!

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