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The telephone gambit : chasing Alexander Graham Bell's secret

Author: Seth Shulman
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Although Alexander Graham Bell is widely accepted as the father of the telephone (despite the fact that rival inventor Elisha Gray submitted a similar claim the same day Bell filed his patent), Schulman provides intriguing evidence questioning if the scales were deliberately tipped in Alexander's favor.--From amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Patents
Biography
Named Person: Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray; Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray; Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray; Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Shulman
ISBN: 9780393062069 0393062066 9780393333688 039333368X
OCLC Number: 154706852
Description: 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Playing telephone --
Disconnected --
On the hook --
Calling home --
No answer --
Operator assistance --
Clear reception --
Person-to-person --
Interference --
Caller I.D. --
Tapping the phone --
Bad connection --
On the line --
Call waiting --
Party line --
Conference call.
Responsibility: Seth Shulman.
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"A stellar example of historical investigation at its probing best."-Chuck Leddy, Boston Globe  Read more...

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"Starred Review. Rewrites history even as it immediately lures readers with scandal and iconoclasm." -- Booklist "A portrait of the thrilling era of innovation in which Bell lived....Succeeds Read more...

 
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