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“What are the best books about Nikola Tesla?” We looked at 83 of the top Tesla books, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 11 titles, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Nikola Tesla” book lists, are ranked below by how many lists they appear on. The remaining 70+ titles, as well as the lists we used are in alphabetical order at the bottom of the page.

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Top 11 Nikola Tesla Books



11 .) Famous Scientific Illusions by Nikola Tesla

Lists It Appears On:

  • Indigo
  • Ranker

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10 .) Light and other High Frequency Phenomena by Nikola Tesla

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  • Ranker
  • Tesla Memorial Society

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9 .) Nikola Tesla and his Pioneering Work in Electrical Science by Slavko Boksan

Lists It Appears On:

  • Tesla Society
  • Tesla Universe

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8 .) Nikola Tesla, Colorado Springs Notes 1899-1900 by Aleksandar Marincic

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  • Indigo
  • Tesla Memorial Society

Due to his demonstration of wireless communication through radio, Nikola Tesla was widely respected as one of the greatest electrical engineers in America. In the United States, Tesla’s fame rivaled that of any other inventor or scientist in history or popular culture. This book consists of Tesla’s research for the practical development of a system for wireless transmission of power (electricity) — the transmission of power from station to station. The notes are highly detailed, and clearly show his transmitting electricity without wires by means of his magnifying transmitter. A must-read for anyone interested in Tesla’s revolutionary experiments with transmitters.

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7 .) Prodigal Genius: The Life of Nikola Tesla by John J. O’Neill

Lists It Appears On:

  • Tesla Memorial Society
  • Sanjin Dumisic

Tesla’s eccentric personality gives his life story the quality of the strangest romance. He made his first million before he was forty, yet gave up the royalties on his profitable invention as a gesture of friendship, and died almost in poverty. In this penetrating study of the life and inventions of a scientific superman, the life of Tesla is revealed.

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6 .) The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla by Jim Glenn

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  • Ranker
  • Tesla Memorial Society

“The Complete Patents of Nikola Tesla” brings together in one volume all of Tesla’s patents issued in the United States. These patents have been arranged in chronological order by date of application. This presentation offers new meaning to Tesla’s work by providing a logical sequence of the inventor’s thought processes in the development of new principles, some of which are still in advance of today’s technology.

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5 .) The Fantastic Inventions of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla

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  • Indigo
  • Ranker

Nikola Tesla’s Electricity Unplugged is a unique anthology of hand-picked Tesla articles, arranged historically, which presents overwhelming and convincing evidence for the reality of Tesla’s high efficiency, low cost wireless power transmission. Following in the footsteps of the editor’s first book in the series, Harnessing the Wheelwork of Nature, Dr. Tom Valone’s book chronologically traces the original intention that Nikola Tesla had for his wireless electricity and how he updated and expanded upon it later on, with reprints of his key articles, to the recent genius engineers and physicists who are now finally bringing this last and most elusive, highly advanced Tesla technology into reality.

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4 .) The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla by Thomas Commerford Martin, Nikola Tesla

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  • Indigo
  • Ranker

During the early twentieth century, the eccentric and brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla blazed the path that electrical development followed for many years to come. This fascinating illustrated record of Tesla’s pioneering work gathers many of his most famous findings and theories, allowing contemporary readers to experience the amazing range of his thinking. It includes lectures, articles, and discussions—particularly those bearing on polyphase motors and the effects obtained with currents of high potential and high frequency—and gives us a rare glimpse of a genius at work.

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3 .) The Tesla Papers by Nikola Tesla

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  • Indigo
  • Ranker

In the tradition of The Fantastic Adventures of Nikola Tesla, The Anti-Gravity Handbook and The Free Energy Device Handbook, science and UFO author David Hatcher Childress takes us into the incredible world of Nikola Tesla and his amazing inventions. Tesla’s rare article, ‘The Problem of Increasing Human Energy with Special Reference to the Harnessing of the Sun’s Energy’ is included. This lengthy article was originally publishing in the June 1900 issue of The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine and it was the outline for Tesla’s master blueprint for the world. Tesla’s fantastic vision of the future, including wireless power, anti-gravity, free energy and highly advanced solar power.

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2 .) Wizard, The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla by Marc J. Seifer

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  • Indigo
  • Tesla Memorial Society
  • Tesla Universe

Nikola Tesla, credited by many as the inspiration for radios, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. “Wizard” is the definitive biography of this founding father of modern technology of photos .

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1 .) My Inventions: The Autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla

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  • Indigo
  • Ranker
  • Sanjin Dumisic
  • Tesla Memorial Society
  • Tesla Society

“Written by Nikola Tesla at the age of 63, this autobiography is a fascinating glimpse into the interior life of a man who may have contributed more to the fields of electricity, radio, and television than any other person living or dead, a man certainly possessed of genius, and one who some consider the most important man of the 20th century.

My Inventions is a firsthand account not only of the art and science behind the conception, execution, and reception of Tesla’s most famous inventions but of his early life and first creative efforts as well. History buffs, science enthusiasts, backyard inventors, and anyone who has ever dared to dream big will be thrilled to hear this engaging, informative, and uniquely humorous autobiography.”

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The 70+ Additional Best Books About Nikola Tesla



 

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12A New System of Alternating Current Motors and Transformers and Other EssaysNikola TeslaRanker
13AIDS the Last Great PlagueNikola Tesla, Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn, Walter RussellRanker
14ArticlesNikola TeslaRanker
15BRILLIANT!: THE BLINDING ENLIGHTENMENT OF NIKOLA TESLAElectric Electric Company TheatreIndigo
16Collected Articles and LecturesNikola TeslaRanker
17Colorado Springs Notes, 1899–1900Nikola TeslaRanker
18Correspondence with relativesNikola TeslaRanker
19DR. NIKOLA TESLA BIBLIOGRAPHYLeland I. Anderson and John T. Ratzlaff
Tesla Universe
20ELECTRICAL WIZARD: CANDLEWICK BIOGRAPHIES: HOW NIKOLA TESLA LIT UP THE WORLDElizabeth RuschIndigo
21ELECTRICAL WIZARD: HOW NIKOLA TESLA LIT UP THE WORLDElizabeth RuschIndigo
22Empires of Light, Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race To Electrify The WorldJill Jonnes
Tesla Memorial Society
23Executioner’s CurrentRichard Moran
Tesla Memorial Society
24Experiments With Alternate Currents of High Potential and High FrequencyNikola TeslaRanker
25Harnessing the Wheelwork of NatureThomas Valone
Tesla Memorial Society
26IN THE MATTER OF NIKOLA TESLA: A ROMANCE OF THE MINDAnthony FlaccoIndigo
27INVENTIONS, RESEARCHES AND WRITINGS OF NIKOLA TESLAThomas Commerford Martin
Tesla Universe
28Inventors And Discoverers, Changing Our WorldNational Geographic Society
Tesla Memorial Society
29Lectures, Patents, Articles, 1856-1943Nikola TeslaRanker
30Lightning In His Hand, The Life Story of Nikola TeslaInez Hunt and Wanetta W. Draper,
Tesla Memorial Society
31LIGHTNING STRIKES: TIMELESS LESSONS IN CREATIVITY FROM THE LIFE AND WORK OF NIKOLA TESLAJohn F. WasikIndigo
32Massage With Occurrence Of High Frequency – PamphletNikola TeslaRanker
33Miscellaneous WritingsNikola TeslaRanker
34MODERN RESONANCE TRANSFORMER DESIGN THEORYDurlin Cox (D. C. Cox)
Tesla Universe
35Moji pronalasciNikola TeslaRanker
36MY INVENTIONS AND OTHER WRITINGSNikola TeslaIndigo
37Nikola TeslaTagebuch Aus Strassburg
Tesla Memorial Society
38Nikola Tesla On His Work With Alternating Currents and Their Application To Wireless Telegraphy, Telephony and Transmission of PowerLeland I. Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
39Nikola Tesla, A Spark of GeniusCarol Dommermuth-Costa
Tesla Memorial Society
40Nikola Tesla, Correspondence with RelativesNikola Tesla Museum
Tesla Memorial Society
41Nikola Tesla, Guided Weapons & Computer TechnologyLeland I. Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
42Nikola Tesla, Memorandum book on the occasion of his 80th anniversaryInstitute Nikola Tesla Foundation
Tesla Memorial Society
43Nikola Tesla, The European YearsD. Dan Mrkich
Tesla Memorial Society
44NIKOLA TESLA: AFTERLIFE COMMENTS ON PARAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS, VOLUME ONE: NEW DEFINITIONS AND…Francesca ThomanIndigo
45NIKOLA TESLA: AFTERLIFE COMMENTS ON PARAPHYSICAL CONCEPTS: VOLUME THREE, MULTI-DIMENSIONAL FIELD…Francesca ThomanIndigo
46NIKOLA TESLA: HIS INVENTIONS, RESEARCHES AND WRITINGSMartin, Thomas CommerfordIndigo
47Nikola Tesla: Lecture before the New York Academy of SciencesLeland I. Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
48NIKOLA TESLA’S ELECTRICITY UNPLUGGED: WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF POWER AS THE MASTER OF LIGHTNING…Tom Valone, PhDIndigo
49On ElectricityNikola TeslaRanker
50On Light And Other High Frequency PhenomenonNikola TeslaRanker
51PatentiNikola TeslaRanker
52Priority in the Invention of Radio, Tesla vs. MarconiLeland Anderson
Tesla Memorial Society
53Selected Patent Wrappers from the National ArchivesNikola TeslaRanker
54TeslaTad Wise
Tesla Memorial Society
55TeslaBranimir Jovanovic
Tesla Society
56Tesla saidNikola TeslaRanker
57Tesla, Man Out Of TimeMan Out Of Time
Tesla Memorial Society
58Tesla, Master of LightningMaster of Lightning
Tesla Memorial Society
59Tesla: Spirit, Vision and AchievementBranimir Jovanovic
Tesla Society
60Tesla: Spirit, Vision and Achievement’sJasmina Vujic
Tesla Society
61Tesla: The Celibate ScientistKate BeatonTor
62TESLA’S ESSAYS ON ROENTGEN RAYSNikola TeslaIndigo
63Tesla’s LettersJeffrey Stanley
Tesla Memorial Society
64The Devil in the White CityErik Larson
Tesla Memorial Society
65The Essential TeslaNikola TeslaRanker
66The Illustrated TeslaNikola TeslaRanker
67The Invention of Everything ElseSamantha HuntTor
68THE LOST JOURNALS OF NIKOLA TESLA: HAARP – CHEMTRAILS AND THE SECRET OF ALTERNATIVE 4Tim Swartz
Tesla Universe
69The Man Who Invented the Twentieth Century, Nikola Tesla, Forgotten Genius of ElectricityRobert Lomas
Tesla Memorial Society
70The Problem of Increasing Human EnergyNikola TeslaRanker
71THE TESLA COIL DESIGNERWalt Noon
Tesla Universe
72The Tesla Collection
Tesla Society
73The True WirelessNikola TeslaRanker
74THE TRUTH ABOUT TESLA: THE MYTH OF THE LONE GENIUS IN THE HISTORY OF INNOVATIONChristopher Cooper
Tesla Universe
75THE VERY BEST FROM THE ELECTRICAL EXPERIMENTER 1916-1917Various Authors
Tesla Universe
76The Wireless TeslaNikola TeslaRanker
77Transmission of powerNikola TeslaRanker
78TRUE WIRELESSNikola TeslaIndigo
79Universal Laws Never Before Revealed: Keely’s SecretsNikola TeslaRanker
80Very Truly Yours, Nikola TeslaNikola TeslaRanker
81WHO WAS NIKOLA TESLA?Gigliotti, JimIndigo
82X-Ray VisionNikola TeslaRanker
83ZAP! NIKOLA TESLA TAKES CHARGEMonica KullingIndigo


7 Best Nikola Tesla Biography Book Sources/Lists



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Indigo Nikola Tesla
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Sanjin Dumisic 2 favorite best books about Nikola Tesla
Tesla Memorial Society Books and Writings about Nikola Tesla
Tesla Society The Greatest Books on Nikola Tesla
Tesla Universe Nikola Tesla Books
Tor Our Favorite Tesla-Inspired Fiction & Art