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Prototype Online: W. Bernard Carlson traces the arc of Nikola Tesla’s electric life (part 1 of 2)

November 25, 2013

In Part 1 of this interview, W. Bernard Carlson, author of Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age, describes Tesla’s cultural background and childhood in Serbia, his work at Thomas Edison’s lab, and two of Tesla’s best-known inventions--the Tesla coil and the alternating current motor. He also discusses the fact and fiction of Tesla’s fabled “Death Ray.”