A gripping intrigue at the heart of one of the worldas most important inventions. While researching Alexander Graham Bell at MITas Dibner Institute, Seth Shulman scrutinized Bellas journals and within them he found the smoking gun, a hint of deeply buried historical intrigue. Delving further, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the invention of the telephone: a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition. Bell furtivelyaand illegallyacopied part of Elisha Grayas invention in the race to secure what would become the most valuable U.S. patent ever issued. And afterward, as Bellas device led to the worldas largest monopoly, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company, he hid his inventionas illicit beginnings. In The Telephone Gambit, Shulman challenges the reputation of an icon of invention, rocks the foundation of a corporate behemoth, and offers a probing meditation on how little we know about our own history.Delving further, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the invention of the telephone: a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition.
|Title||:||The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2008-01-17|