The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of World War I

Douglas Brunt The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel Reviews Summary

Ratings Breakdown

Rated 4.6 by 537 people

Pros from Reviews

  • Intriguing story
  • Well-researched
  • Humanizes Rudolf Diesel
  • Interesting historical context
  • Easy to read
  • Reveals the importance of Diesel engine
  • Details Rudolf Diesel's life
  • Thoroughly researched

Cons from Reviews

  • Binary explanation of disappearance
  • Lack of detail on Diesel's financial condition
  • Disappointed with the title
  • Mystery element in the book
  • Limited focus on disappearance
  • Inclusion of unrelated characters
  • Not enough focus on Diesel's accomplishments
  • Involvement of big business and politics
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