Born in the tiny Croatian town of Smiljan in 1856, Nikola Tesla was to become one of the greatest scientists of all time. The true inventor of radio, Tesla developed the technology that harnessed alternating-current electricity. We experience Nikola Tesla's contributions to science each time we switch on a light, listen to a stereo, or watch television.
Tesla was a friend of George Westinghouse and an archrival of Thomas Edison. Tesla's inventions made him a millionaire before he turned forty, yet he died in poverty. Few people today are aware of the many contributions he made to the quality of their lives.
Author Carol Dommermuth-Costa introduces us to the turbulent life of Nikola Tesla. Read how Tesla's most extraordinary discovery came about through memories of his favorite play, and learn why you have perhaps never heard his fascinating story. Discover for yourself the many things you take for granted but for which you can thank Nikola Tesla. Without Tesla's spark of genius, our world would indeed be a darker place.
Carol Dommermuth-Costa is a member of the Tesla Memorial Society. She worked as an elementary school teacher for many years and now spends most of her time writing and teaching writing workshops. She also enjoys reading and botanical painting. Ms. Dommermuth-Costa lives in Rye, New York, with her husband and her two children.