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This book is a history of the technological and legal developments of the cellular phone. I read this to get context on the development of the cell phone for a research paper over Martin Cooper's role in bringing the first handheld cellular phones to market. While the book does not go specifically over key figures at AT&T or Motorola, the book gives a very detailed look through the decades at the development of the phone. Factually, as far as I can tell, the author did his research. The information presented in the book is up-to-date and thoroughly explained. He includes an extensive list of references at the end of the book. I could not find how close he was in his career to the creation of the cellphone, but his list of published works can primarily be found in technical journals. While the book was helpful for research purposes, I suspect there is not a very large audience for a work like this. The work is far to dense for the casual reader and not of enough importance for scholarly consideration. Overall, Guy Klemens does a good job tracing the technological and legal developments of the cellular phone, but the book is definitely not intended for a wide audience. 

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