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The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

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"A stellar example of historical investigation at its probing best."—Chuck Leddy, Boston Globe

Throughout his career, Alexander Graham Bell, one of the world's most famous inventors, was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone. While researching at MIT, science journalist Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell's journals and within them found the smoking gun: a hint of deeply buried historical deception. Delving further into Bell's life, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the telephone, a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition.

"A page-turner....The Telephone Gambit is solid history, and Seth Shulman makes it as much fun to read as an Agatha Christie whodunit by using the techniques of historiography the way Hercule Poirot used his 'little gray cells.' That's no small accomplishment."—John Steele Gordon, Wall Street Journal

"A portrait of the thrilling era of innovation in which Bell lived....Succeeds splendidly as an edge-of-your seat historical tale."—Marjorie Kehe, Christian Science Monitor

Synopsis:

"A stellar example of historical investigation at its probing best."--Chuck Leddy,

Synopsis:

While researching Alexander Graham Bell at MIT"s Dibner Institute, Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell"s journals and within them he found the smoking gun, a hint of deeply buried historical intrigue. Delving further, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the invention of the telephone: a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition. Bell furtively'"and illegally'"copied part of Elisha Gray"s invention in the race to secure what would become the most valuable U.S. patent ever issued. And afterward, as Bell"s device led to the world"s largest monopoly, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, he hid his invention"s illicit beginnings. In The Telephone Gambit, Shulman challenges the reputation of an icon of invention, rocks the foundation of a corporate behemoth, and offers a probing meditation on how little we know about our own history.

Synopsis:

Throughout his career, Alexander Graham Bell, one of the world's most famous inventors, was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone. While researching at MIT, science journalist Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell's journals and within them found the smoking gun: a hint of deeply buried historical deception. Delving further into Bell's life, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the telephone, a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition.

About the Author

Seth Shulman is an author, editor, and journalist specializing in issues in science, technology, and the environment. His most recent books include Unlocking the Sky and Owning the Future. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393333688
Author:
Shulman, Seth
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
Telecommunications
Subject:
Experiments & Projects
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "A stellar example of historical investigation at its probing best."--Chuck Leddy,
"Synopsis" by , While researching Alexander Graham Bell at MIT"s Dibner Institute, Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell"s journals and within them he found the smoking gun, a hint of deeply buried historical intrigue. Delving further, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the invention of the telephone: a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition. Bell furtively'"and illegally'"copied part of Elisha Gray"s invention in the race to secure what would become the most valuable U.S. patent ever issued. And afterward, as Bell"s device led to the world"s largest monopoly, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, he hid his invention"s illicit beginnings. In The Telephone Gambit, Shulman challenges the reputation of an icon of invention, rocks the foundation of a corporate behemoth, and offers a probing meditation on how little we know about our own history.
"Synopsis" by , Throughout his career, Alexander Graham Bell, one of the world's most famous inventors, was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone. While researching at MIT, science journalist Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell's journals and within them found the smoking gun: a hint of deeply buried historical deception. Delving further into Bell's life, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the telephone, a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition.

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