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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

In Ashlee Vance's authorized biography of the Tesla tycoon, she examines Musk's life from childhood to his present-day achievements and everything in-between. She refers to Musk as a mixture of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. Vance's book is definitely worth a read.

SEE: Elon Musk and the cult of Tesla: How a tech startup rattled the auto industry to its core (cover story PDF) (TechRepublic)

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By Kristen Lotze

Kristen Lotze is an Associate Writer for TechRepublic. She is a graduate of the University of Louisville, and previously worked as an intern in the Marketing and Communications department at Metropolitan State University of Denver.