A collection of biographical stories and poems about fascinating people in history whose real dreams made a real difference. Developed in performance, these stories bring old tales to life for contemporary readers in a way that is both entertaining and informative.
Martha Cinader, a published writer and recording artist, has shared stories and poetry with audiences in libraries, schools and nightclubs and at jazz and theatre festivals in America and Europe.
Currently living in Greenville SC, with her husband and three sons, she blogs about being a virgin homesteader, among other things. Her forthcoming novel, Marvelina, is a fairytale for grown women.
This is an excerpt of a conversation that brings to light some little known details about the life of Nicola Tesla...
“Now Edison, he already had his light bulbs burning on what you call direct current electricity. The problem was that everyone had to have their own generator, so only people like Big Daddy Morgan and Vanderbilt and them guys could afford to have it. And it was dangerous too. He had trolley cars running in Brooklyn was so dangerous they called the Brooklynites trolley dodgers. That’s how they come up with the Brooklyn Dodgers. But that’s another story.