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Xlibris Book Follows Two Men in an Exhilarating Adventure upon Discovering Tesla’s Journals

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Author-scientist Jack D. Smith treats readers with a fictional story constructed around one of the greatest inventive minds from the late 19th and 20th centuries. Published through Xlibris, The Illimitables: Nicky Levitation is a masterful work that reveals possibilities still to be realized and developed from Tesla’s one-hundred twelve patents, which created new industries and gainful employment for thousands around the world over time.

During the 1940s, late in his spectacular career, Serbian scientist Nikola Tesla began working on a revolutionary theory in his Colorado laboratory, painstakingly tinkering with the laws of electricity and magnetism in an ambitious attempt create “anti-gravity” technology. Thought to open a new dimension in science, “anti-gravity” was expected to revolutionize military technology, construction and logistics, as well as land, sea, and air transport. Tesla, however, died before he could realize his dream.

More than thirty years later, brothers Bill and Joe Bump stumble upon something while hunting in the Colorado Mountains. It is quite an intriguing find—a dilapidated journal containing Tesla’s studies about anti-gravity technology, and a slew of interesting formulas that could key the realization of anti-gravity technology. The mountain men are aware that the journals. With their determination to achieve success on their own, the brothers reject outside financing as they attempt to complete the unfinished work of a scientific genius. But as they get closer to their goal, the brothers become entwined with foreign spies, lies, intrigue, romance, and adventure. The Illimitables follows the two-man team in a quest that takes them from Colorado, to New York, Finland, Siberia, England, The Isle of Man, and New Mexico—while the fate of the world hangs delicately in the balance.
An electrifying fusion of Smith’s mastery in science, history, and storytelling, The Illimitables: Nicky Levitation is a powerful, relentlessly riveting reading experience. For more information on this book, readers can log on to

About the Author
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Jack D. Smith attended Chico, California High School and enlisted in the United States Navy immediately after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. Upon discharge from the navy, he attended the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, on the GI Bill, where he obtained his bachelor degree in business administration with a minor in aviation. He embraced his love of flying and became a private pilot with a partner for seventeen of the twenty-three years that he flew. The author used his bachelor degree to become a State Farm Insurance agent, owning his own business for thirty years. Smith is a senior member of Rotary International and has also been a member and president of the North Hollywood, California, Chamber of Commerce. He resides in Van Nuys, California, with his wife, Janet.

The Illimitables * by Jack D. Smith
Nicky Levitation
Publication Date: September 5, 2000
Trade Paperback; $17.84; 152 pages; 978-0-7388-1937-2
Trade Hardback; $27.89; 152 pages; 978-0-7388-1936-5

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