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Richard Munson
Richard Munson
Wrote biographies of Nikola Tesla, Jacques Cousteau, and pending on Benjamin Franklin. Also wrote history of electricity and profiles of food and farm innovators.
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Talk soon,

Thanks for your interest.

I like conversations about innovation, biographies, history, clean energy, writing, corruption...

On my mind

I'm now completing a biography of Benjamin Franklin, focusing on his science. (Pondering his relevance to today's world).  Also working on a book about the rise of utility scandals, suggesting increased racketeering and bribery are blocking clean energy. (Pondering how to advance transparency and competition in the power industry?)

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

I need feedback and fresh perspectives to be a better writer.

I’d like to understand how readers of my books are responding and what they want to know. 

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes.

Dick Munson

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Tech to Table: 25 Innovators Reimagining Food

Imagine eating a burger grown in a laboratory, a strawberry picked by a robot, or a pastry created with a 3‑D printer. You would never taste the difference, but these technologies might just save your health and the planet’s. Today, landmark advances in computing, engineering, and medicine are driving solutions to the biggest problems created by industrialized food.

“This is a book we’ve been waiting for, documenting the entrepreneurial creativity now sweeping through our food and farming space. In neat and efficient packages, Munson gives us technically precise descriptions of two-dozen recent innovations, along with vivid cameos of the respective innovators, helping readers catch up instantly with all that’s new. Tech to Table will be an inspiration for values-driven readers who want to dream, think, and act big.”

Robert Paarlberg, author of Resetting the Table: Straight Talk About the Food We Grow and Eat

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Tesla: Inventor of the Modern

Nikola Tesla invented the radio, robots, and remote control. His electric induction motors run our appliances and factories, yet he has been largely overlooked by history. In Tesla, Richard Munson presents a comprehensive portrait of this farsighted and underappreciated mastermind.

“Penetrating biography. … Munson makes vivid the genius’s eventful life. Munson makes vivid the genius’s eventful life, from his mother’s inspirational labour-saving inventions to his psychological complexity — and his estimable belief that ​‘technology should transcend the marketplace.’”


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