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Makers of the Telegraph

Samuel Morse, Ezra Cornell and Joseph Henry

«“The sections on Cornell are fascinating”—Carleton Mabee, Pulitzer Prize winning author and biographer of Samuel Morse; “This outstanding work, peppered with insightful details, is an extraordinary history based on fresh research about three colorful and controversial characters. An absorbing narrative to the very last page! Sure to be part of the library of every transportation and communication scholar.”—Michelle P. Figliomeni, President, Orange County Historical Society; “Lifshitz provides a delight-to-read examination of a pivotal event in the history of American technology. At many points he challenges accepted wisdom and offers new interpretations of the motivations of the actors and their actions”— Marc Rothenberg, former editor of the Joseph Henry Papers Project.»

This book focuses on the contribution of Morse's colleagues and employees to the creation of the Test Telegraph, specifically those of Ezra Cornell and Joseph Henry. The book views Morse primarily as a businessman and consolidator of ideas rather than conflicts between Morese and his associates and his effort to present a finished, uniform system under his sole imprimatur. Les mer

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This book focuses on the contribution of Morse's colleagues and employees to the creation of the Test Telegraph, specifically those of Ezra Cornell and Joseph Henry. The book views Morse primarily as a businessman and consolidator of ideas rather than conflicts between Morese and his associates and his effort to present a finished, uniform system under his sole imprimatur. The bulk of the material addresses three periods in Morse's life: his visit to Albany in 1823, the period leading up to and just after the creation of the Baltimore-Washington test line in 1844 and the 1860 renewal of the Magnetic Relay. The battle between Morse and Cornell over the invention of the Magnetic Relay forms a central conflict in the drama. What emerges is a complex portrait of ambitious and brilliant men and the age in which they lived.

Detaljer

Forlag
McFarland & Co Inc
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
344
ISBN
9781476665597
Utgivelsesår
2017
Format
23 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Kenneth B. Lifshitz lives in the Catskill region of New York State, USA.

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«“The sections on Cornell are fascinating”—Carleton Mabee, Pulitzer Prize winning author and biographer of Samuel Morse; “This outstanding work, peppered with insightful details, is an extraordinary history based on fresh research about three colorful and controversial characters. An absorbing narrative to the very last page! Sure to be part of the library of every transportation and communication scholar.”—Michelle P. Figliomeni, President, Orange County Historical Society; “Lifshitz provides a delight-to-read examination of a pivotal event in the history of American technology. At many points he challenges accepted wisdom and offers new interpretations of the motivations of the actors and their actions”— Marc Rothenberg, former editor of the Joseph Henry Papers Project.»

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