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The Telephone Gambit

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The Telephone Gambit

The Telephone Gambit

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
77726
publisher:
W.W. Norton
genre:
Science and Technology, Nonfiction

We gave it an A

Following a trail of clues discovered in Alexander Graham Bell’s journals, Seth Shulman’s The Telephone Gambit masterfully breathes life into a long-forgotten controversy: Who really invented the telephone? Wait, don’t hang up! Shulman re-creates the desperate hours when the young, lovesick inventor most likely plagiarized a rival’s idea to claim the success that would land him a wealthy fiancée He meticulously examines letters, technical drawings, and legal documents before concluding that the popular story behind ”Mr. Watson — come here” is as trustworthy as a children’s game of telephone. A

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