The Electric Wizard

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January, 2007
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2006 MARKS THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF BRILLIANT INVENTOR NIKOLA TESLA. MARK PILKINGTON EXPLORES THE ENIGMA OF THE MAN WHO LIT UP THE WORLD. MAIN ILLUSTRATION BY LES EDWARDS. DURING HIS LIFETIME TESLA WAS ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED INVENTORS OF THE AGE THE BIRD MAN OF BRYANT PARK 18 May 1917. As he had almost every day and night for the past several years, a middle-aged man strode into Bryant Park, a small green square behind New York City’s magnificent public library. Immaculately turned out as was his custom, his 6ft 2in [1.88m] frame, strikingly gaunt but always noble, was draped... continue reading »