``My Life, My Research`` is Telsa's autobiographical legacy that reveals how a relentless photographic memory and runaway imagination almost fatally cursed his childhood in Yugoslavia. In ``My Life, My Research``, Tesla tells how he wilfully harnessed his visions to invention, yet never outgrew his many bizarre childhood fears and compulsions. This is the famous story of Tesla's Faustian quest for the electric motor the experts said could never be built-a quest deep into his own unconscious mind that nearly cost him his life.
History is written by the victors. But that is no comfort to those crossed out by the editor’s pen. For years, science textbooks equated electricity and light with one man, Thomas Edison, while the genius whose pioneering electrical technologies truly power the modern world languished as a minor note in scientific history.