RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 56194706 LA English T1 Nikola Tesla and the taming of electricity A1 Aldrich, Lisa J.,, PB Morgan Reynolds Pub. PP Greensboro, N.C. YR 2005 SN 193179846X 9781931798464 AB Well-documented information about this inventor abounds in a readable volume. Aldrich covers Tesla s early life in Croatia, his academic brilliance and social awkwardness, his longterm battle with Thomas Edison over alternating current, his uneasy alliance with George Westinghouse, his chronic financial difficulties, and his personal idiosyncrasies. Photos and sidebars of explanations (not all clear) extend the text. Presents the life and accomplishments of the man who created hundreds of inventions without drawing them out, and is credited with becoming "the true father of the radio."