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The telegraph : a history of Morse's invention and its predecessors in the United States

Author: Lewis Coe
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the development of the telegraph in the United States with biographical sketches of Samuel Morse and other inventors.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Coe, Lewis, 1911-
Telegraph.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©1993
(OCoLC)645829246
Named Person: Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel Finley Breese Morse; Samuel F B Morse
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Coe
ISBN: 0899507360 9780899507361
OCLC Number: 25509648
Description: vii, 184 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Sign of Fire --
2. Quick as Lightning --
3. Father of the Telegraph --
4. Toward the Setting Sun --
5. The Military Telegraph --
6. How It Worked --
7. The Telegraph Companies --
8. Under the Sea --
9. Learning the Trade --
10. Life of a Telegraph Operator --
11. Press and Other Services --
12. The Telegraph and the Railroads --
13. Without Wires --
14. Changes.
Responsibility: by Lewis Coe.

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The genesis of Morses invention is covered in detail, starting in 1832, along with the establishment of the first intercontinental telegraph line in the United States and the dramatic effect the  Read more...

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