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A thread across the ocean : the heroic story of the transatlantic cable

Author: John Steele Gordon
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The laying of a telegraph cable across the Atlantic in 1866 has been called, "the Victorian equivalent of the Apollo project."
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Steele Gordon
ISBN: 0802713645 9780802713643
OCLC Number: 49743606
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: An enterprise worthy of this day of great things --
Cyrus Field --
Newfoundland --
"How many months? : let's say how many years" --
Raising more capital --
The first cable --
"And lay the Atlantic cable in a heap" --
Lightning through deep waters --
"Here's the ship to lay your cable, Mr. Field" --
A new cable, a new attempt --
"The Great Eastern looms all glorious in the morning sky."
Responsibility: John Steele Gordon.
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The laying of a telegraph cable across the Atlantic in 1866 has been called, "the Victorian equivalent of the Apollo project."

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