Tesla and Fishtown
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern by author Richard Munson
Presentation and Book Signing
Friday, September 28 â€¢ 5:00-7:00pm
At Leelanau Books â€¢ Downtown Leland
(109 N Main Street, Leland, MI 49654)
Tesla: Inventor of the Modern will be available for sale and signing, with event book sale proceeds benefiting Fishtown Preservation. For more information: 231-256-8878
Join Fishtown Preservation for a presentation by Richard Munson about his new book, Tesla: Inventor of the Modernâ€”a comprehensive biography of Nikola Tesla, the under-appreciated and farsighted mastermind largely overlooked by history. Tesla is the genius who invented the radio, robots, remote control, electric motors and for whom the electric car is named. He was a pioneer of alternating currentâ€”far ahead of his time, but his eccentric behavior repelled those who should have backed him. In the early 1900s, Tesla designed plans for cell phones, the Internet, and interstellar communications. His inventions transformed our world, his ideas have lived on to shape the modern economy, and his visions continue to inspire the great minds of today. Munson brings this fascinating figure to life in his book and at this live presentation.
â€œA lucid, expertly researched biography of the brilliant Nikola Tesla. (Readers) will absolutely enjoy (Munsonâ€™s) sympathetic, insightful portrait.â€ â€“Kirkus Review
No, Tesla doesn’t have a direct connection to Fishtown, but Richard Munson does. For the last ten years he has stayed a week each summer at the “Otherside,” Fishtown Preservation’s vacation shanty rental. Munson is also a supporter of Fishtown Preservationâ€”helping to maintain and preserve Fishtown for future generations.
Richard Munson is an author, Midwest Clean Energy Director for the Environmental Defense Fund (based in Chicago), and an activist in the field of clean energy and industrial energy efficiency.