The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 7, 2009 - Law - 256 pages
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"A stellar example of historical investigation at its probing best."—Chuck Leddy, Boston Globe

Throughout his career, Alexander Graham Bell, one of the world's most famous inventors, was plagued by a secret: he stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone. While researching at MIT, science journalist Seth Shulman scrutinized Bell's journals and within them found the smoking gun: a hint of deeply buried historical deception. Delving further into Bell's life, Shulman unearthed the surprising story behind the telephone, a tale of romance, corruption, and unchecked ambition.
  

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Review: The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

User Review  - Noah - Goodreads

What if one of the best known inventors stole his idea from someone else? What if it was only uncovered 100 years later by accident? This true story of the discovery of the intrigues behind the ... Read full review

Review: The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

User Review  - Nancy Poling - Goodreads

Reads like a mystery. Shulman offers evidence that Alexander Graham Bell copied the patent information from Elisha Gray's caveat. The book demonstrates how winners write history. Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Seth Shulman is an author, editor, and journalist specializing in issues in science, technology, and the environment. His most recent books include Unlocking the Sky and Owning the Future. He lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

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