Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

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Edward Burlingame Books, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 421 pages
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Empire of the Air uncovers the almost unknown story of the creation of radio. It is a story of pioneering technology, of the American entrepreneurial spirit, and of the tragic collision between the corporation and the lone inventor. Published in conjunction with the PBS documentary. 8 pages of photographs.

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User Review  - Jash Comstock - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. I love this time period, and I love reading about Tesla and Marconi. This is a great overview of the early twentieth century radio culture. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Loved this book. We have all heard of most of the people who appear in this book (Marconi, Edison, Tesla, Sarnoff). This book brings it all together. No matter how much you may already know about the pioneers of radio and television, there is so much more in this book. Read full review

Contents

Sources and Notes
363
Selected Bibliography
392
Acknowledgments
400
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Lewis is a professor of English at Skidmore College and an active documentary filmmaker.

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