The Telephone Gambit

The Telephone Gambit

Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

Book - 2008
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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
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., c2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780393062069
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 15, 2013

I found this easy read quite fascinating. I visited Baddeck a number of years ago and the Alexander Graham Bell museum. This little town is where Mabel, Alex and their family spent their summers and I had purchased a biography of Mabel. Shulman makes a compelling case to prove that Alexander Graham Bell is not, in fact, solely responsible for the invention of the telephone, and his research proves that Bell had stolen part of Elisha Grey's caveat, thus allowing him to win the race. Highly recommended read.


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