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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:   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: Biography
History
Patents
Biographies
Named Person: Alexander Graham Bell; Elisha Gray; Bell; 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 p. : ill. ; 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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Alexander Graham Bell furtively - and illegally - copied part of Elisha Gray's invention in the race to secure what would become the most valuable US patent ever issued. This book challenges the  Read more...

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"...a tale of intrigue and deception, where Shulman builds the case that Alexander Graham Bell plagiarized Gray's idea... and passed it off as his own." Saswat R. Das, The Times Literary Supplement Read more...

 
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