In the Matter of Nikola Tesla: A Romance of the Mind

In the Matter of Nikola Tesla: A Romance of the Mind

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by Anthony Flacco
     
 

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"It is a monumental task, this getting into the mind of a man as complex and extraordinary as Tesla. Anthony Flacco is up to the task. IN THE MATTER OF NIKOLA TESLA: A ROMANCE OF THE MIND reads at times like a psychological exploration worthy of Dostoyevsky, at other times like one of John le Carre's espionage novels, and even sometimes like Joseph Campbell's…  See more details below

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"It is a monumental task, this getting into the mind of a man as complex and extraordinary as Tesla. Anthony Flacco is up to the task. IN THE MATTER OF NIKOLA TESLA: A ROMANCE OF THE MIND reads at times like a psychological exploration worthy of Dostoyevsky, at other times like one of John le Carre's espionage novels, and even sometimes like Joseph Campbell's mythical 'hero's journey.'" —NY JOURNAL OF BOOK REVIEWS

This fictionalized story of the true-life genius Nikola Tesla—arguably the most influential inventor in history—offers a "young-to-old" portrayal in the form of A Romance of the Mind. It reveals his impassioned inner life and his secret love for Karina, the muse no one else can see who brings him life-altering inspirations.

Karina may be invisible to others but she is exquisitely real to him. It is for her, for the life and the work that she shares with him, that this gallant, passionate man maintains a loner's life even when he is working among many others and subject to their constant temptations.

"Anthony Flacco's IN THE MATTER OF NIKOLA TESLA is really fascinating—especially for me as I've been very interested in Nikola Tesla for many years. I believe Tesla was one of the most special characters of last century. I hope that this book will soon become a film!" —Mario Spezi, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of THE MONSTER OF FLORENCE

"Flacco does an admirable job of showing us a man who was sometimes the brilliant, prescient Master—the man with an eidetic memory—and sometimes the helpless dupe of lesser, venial men... A beautifully crafted handling of a difficult—and not always sympathetic—subject."—HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781626811607
Publisher:
Diversion Books
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Flacco was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of four brothers. Their father was an Air Force pilot and mother was a talented artist and painter.

His background as a trained stage actor with over 2,000 performances under his Actors Equity membership provides the primary basis for his critically acclaimed ability to empathize with a wide cross-section of personalities. He moved into screenwriting when he was selected for the prestigious American Film Institute fellowship in Screenwriting. He received his MFA in screenwriting after winning AFI's Paramount Studios Fellowship Award and was then selected out of 2,000 entrants for the Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, where he spent a year writing for the Touchstone Pictures division. His screenwriting experience drives narrative stories that are visually compelling, whether for a movie theater or the screen of a reader's imagination.

He previous works include A Checklist for Murder, which was adapted into an NBC movie of the week, The Last Nightengale, The Hidden Man, and The Road Out Of Hell: The True Story of Sanford Clark and the Wineville Murders. Tiny Dancer, originally published in 2005, received international acclaim, being names "one of the 100 Most Noteworthy Books of 2005." It is being released for the first time in eBook format in January 2013.

He is an experienced public speaker and frequently gives seminars on crime writing, and is a featured speaker on writing for writers' conferences and clubs and serves as Editorial Consultant to Martin Literary Management in Seattle, WA.

For more information, see www.AnthonyFlacco.com.

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