Tesla: A Portrait with Masks by Vladimir Pistalo

By Vladimir Pistalo

An electrical novel of the extreme lifetime of one of many 20th century’s so much prodigious and colourful inventors

Nikola Tesla was once a guy endlessly misunderstood. From his boyhood in what's present-day Croatia, the place his father, a Serbian Orthodox priest, pushed aside his skills, to his tumultuous years in big apple urban, the place his heated competition with Thomas Edison yielded triumphs and screw ups, Tesla used to be either demonized and lionized. Tesla captures the whirlwind years of the sunrise of age, while his aptitude for showmanship saved him within the public eye. for each profitable invention—the alternating present electric process and instant communique between them—there have been 1000's of others. yet what of the fellow at the back of the picture? Vladimir Pistalo finds the internal lifetime of a guy haunted through the lack of his older brother, a guy who struggled with flashes of insanity and brilliance whose distrust of institutional aid led him to bankruptcy. Tesla: A Portrait with mask is an impassioned account of a visionary whose impression remains to be felt at the present time.

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That may be so—but will they believe it from a Protestant? " That was all the President said; but later on Lanny learned from Pro- is fessor Alston that the heads of the hierarchy had come to Washington and "talked cold turkey"; in other words, votes. 's Supreme Court reform plan. They had threatened in so many words to do it. "Mr. Roosevelt," remarked the visitor, "what you say is almost identical with what Leon Blum has told me. He carried an election on a program of domestic reforms, and is very proud of having pushed them all through.

Wise as Serpents I IN ORTHWARD up the valley of the Mohawk, Lanny began one He Hudson and into that of the of those motor trips in which he combined as a boy, and loved the enjoyed the variety of He landscapes slipping by; his subconscious mind was pervaded by the presence of nature, even while his thoughts were occupied with his personal problems or the destiny of the world. If the mood took him he might turn on the little radio in the car, a combination of inventions by which music could be brought to miUions of homes and to travelers on business with pleasure.

He had to take with them the pose of art lover and ivory-tower dweller to whom politics was a base trade, far beneath a gentleman's notice. He had to listen to the expression of the most reac- PRESIDENTIAL AGENT 38 if someone asked him a direct question: "What do you think about it, Mr. " tionary opinions, and VIII ^ What Lanny did with his father was to ask him they had in the plant; his father told for the new how model. Lanny expressed interest in were going "mating jigs" things just installed the this odd form of the reproductive process, with the result that Robbie offered to take him and show him the Next morning he was escorted through which had sprung up in a few months on latest devices.

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