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Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse

Author: Kenneth Silverman
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Profiles Morse as a gifted artist, political prospect, and innovator responsible for the American electromagnetic telegraph, describing the painful defeats that overshadowed his successes.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Silverman, Kenneth.
Lightning man.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)607173575
Online version:
Silverman, Kenneth.
Lightning man.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2003
(OCoLC)608578494
Named Person: Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Silverman
ISBN: 0375401288 9780375401282
OCLC Number: 51178126
Description: vi, 503 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Geography --
No one uninspired by the muses may enter --
A terrible harum-scarum fellow --
An affection of the heart --
Il diavolo --
Anomalous, nondescript, hermaphrodite --
High attribute of ubiquity --
Travelling on a snail's back --
Beware of tricks --
Hurrah boys whip up the mules --
Mere men of trade --
Tantalus still --
The great telegraph case --
A true social fraternity --
Can't, sir! Can't! --
Forward --
Is this treason? Is this conspiracy? --
Visions of receding glory --
Coda : 1872-2000.
Responsibility: Kenneth Silverman.
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Profiles Morse as a gifted artist, political prospect, and innovator responsible for the American electromagnetic telegraph, describing the painful defeats that overshadowed his successes.

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