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Reluctant genius : Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention

Author: Charlotte Gray
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gray, Charlotte, 1948-
Reluctant genius.
New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, c2006
(OCoLC)607871181
Named Person: Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell; Alexander Graham Bell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Charlotte Gray
ISBN: 1559708093 9781559708098
OCLC Number: 62118266
Description: 466 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Circuits and connections, 1847-1876 --
ch. 1. The great white plague, 1847-1870 --
ch. 2. The backwoods of Canada, 1870 --
ch. 3. Boston bound, 1871-1874 --
ch. 4. A Brahmin childhood, 1857-1873 --
ch. 5. Good vibrations, 1873-1875 --
ch. 6. The fateful "twang," 1875 --
ch. 7. Nantucket passion, 1875 --
ch. 8. Patent no. 174,465, 1875-1876 --
pt. 2. The struggle for balance 1876-1889 --
ch. 9. Ring for the future, 1876-1877 --
ch. 10. London life, 1877-1878 --
ch. 11. Litigation battles, 1878-1880 --
ch. 12. Sad losses, failed hopes, 1880-1885 --
ch. 13. Atlantic adventures, 1885-1887 --
ch. 14. A shifting balance, 1887-1889 --
ch. 15. Helen Keller and the politics of deafness, 1886-1896. pt. 3. Monster kites and flying machines, 1889-1923 --
ch. 16. Escape to Cape Breton, 1889-1895 --
ch. 17. Monster kites, 1895-1900 --
ch. 18. Family remains, 1900-1906 --
ch. 19. Bell's boys, 1906-1909 --
ch. 20. The auld chief, 1909-1915 --
ch. 21. The last hurrah, 1915-1923 --
Epilogue : The legacies of Alexander Graham Bell --
Appendix : Patents issued by the U.S. Patent Office to Alexander Graham Bell and his associates --
Sources --
Photo sources --
Acknowledgments --
Index --
Maps --
Bell's Boston --
The Atlantic Coast of North America --
Beinn Bhreagh.
Other Titles: Alexander Graham Bell and the passion for invention
Responsibility: Charlotte Gray.
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Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune.

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