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The story of telecommunications

Author: George P Oslin
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George P Oslin
ISBN: 0865544182 9780865544185
OCLC Number: 26853249
Description: xii, 507 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Man's Rebellion against Time and Space --
Ch. 2. Morse: Artist and Telegraph Inventor --
Ch. 3. The First Telegraph Lines (1844-1847) --
Ch. 4. Progress South and West (1845-1851) --
Ch. 5. Fight to Control Midwest (1847-1854) --
Ch. 6. Birth of Our Telegraph System (1851-1861) --
Ch. 7. Pony Express and Western Lines --
Ch. 8. First Transcontinental Line --
Ch. 9. The Telegraph in the Civil War --
Ch. 10. Russian-American Expedition Adds Alaska --
Ch. 11. The Story of Submarine Cables --
Ch. 12. The First Transatlantic Cable --
Ch. 13. The Telegraph Expands (1866-1881) --
Ch. 14. The Telephone --
Ch. 15. Prelude to Modern Communications (1881-1909) --
Ch. 16. A.T. & T., Western Union Merger, Divorce --
Ch. 17. Wireless Telegraph, Cables, World War I --
Ch. 18. Early to Modern Operating Progress --
Ch. 19. Facsimile, World War II, and Disastrous Merger --
Ch. 20. Microwaves, Private Wires, National Defense --
Ch. 21. The Computer Would We Live In. Ch. 22. Satellite Communications --
Ch. 23. Our Communications World Disrupted --
Ch. 24. Divestment Sparks Revolutionary Change --
Ch. 25. Living in Our information Age.
Responsibility: by George P. Oslin.

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