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The Greatest Geek

Richard Barnett: Nikola Tesla

5 February 2015
Tesla: Inventor of the Electrical Age 
by W. BernardCarlson.
Princeton, 520 pp., £19.95, April 2015, 978 0 691 05776 7
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... Over six feet tall​ and thin as wire, with Slavic cheekbones and a ‘Wild West moustache’, Nikola Tesla combined confidence and charisma with a gift for big tech, electro-prophecy and bullshit ...

Memoirs of a Pet Lamb

David Sylvester: A Memoir

5 July 2001
... I cannot recall the crucial incident itself, can only remember how I cringed when my parents told me about it, proudly, some years later, when I was about nine or ten. We had gone to a tea-shop on boat-race day where a lady had kindly asked whether I was Oxford or Cambridge ...

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