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Old wires and new waves; the history of the telegraph, telephone, and wireless,

Author: Alvin F Harlow
Publisher: New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936.
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Genre/Form: History
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Harlow, Alvin F. (Alvin Fay), 1875-1963.
Old wires and new waves.
New York, London, D. Appleton-Century Co., 1936
(OCoLC)612549920
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvin F Harlow
OCLC Number: 1409799
Description: xiv, 584 pages frontispiece, illustrations, plates, portraits facsimiles 23 cm
Contents: The Craving for Instantaneous Communication --
Semaphore, or Visual Telegraph --
Groping Towards the Electric Telegraph --
An Artist Turns Inventor --
The First Messages --
The Infant Telegraph --
O'Rielly, Empire Builder and Fighter --
The Era of Litigation --
The Rise of the Associated Press --
The Telegraph and the Railroad --
The First Atlantic Cable --
The Trend towards Monopoly --
The Telegraph in the Civil War --
The Ocean is conquered --
Westward towards the Pacific and Asia --
The Fight for a government telegraph --
The mystery of the telephone --
Struggle and triumph of the Bell patent --
War and Peace on the Telegraph wires --
The Silver King and His successors --
Marconi, the wizard of the air --
Wireless comes of age --
Heroic service by wire and wave --
The Palace of Aladdin.
Responsibility: by Alvin F. Harlow.

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