Bell: Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude

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Cornell University Press, Jan 1, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 564 pages
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A reprint of the 1973 biography of the American inventor. Divided into pre-telephone, telephone, and post-telephone sections, also covers his work with the Smithsonian, the deaf, the National Geographic Society, and Science magazine. Paper edition ($12.95) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
  

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Contents

Philadelphia 1846
3
he Inheritance
9
Aleck in Edinburgh
17
Pygmalion in Harrington Square
29
The Young Teacher
35
Matters of Life and Death
49
Partings
58
THE TELEPHONE
71
2i Family Fame and Foreign Parts
236
The Witness
258
Disconnected
281
AFTER THE TELEPHONE
289
The Uses of Prosperity
291
The Private World of Alexander Graham Bell
307
And He Will Go On Inventing
333
The Realm of the Birds
355

Brantford and Boston
73
Teacher of the Deaf
80
The Multiple Telegraph
90
Professor Bell and Miss Hubbard
97
Inventor and Scientist
104
The Telephone Is Conceived
120
Allies and Adversaries
125
The Telephone Is Born
143
Love and Locksmiths
151
Patent Number 174465
159
The Telephone Speaks
177
Philadelphia 1876
188
The Word Travels
199
Circuits and Connections
215
Scientific Circles
369
The Barricades of Deafness
379
A Hand for Helen Keller
397
The Chain of Generations
409
Castles in the Air
430
Portrait of a Patriarch
455
Remembrance
477
Of Striving and Silence
485
The Sounding Name
493
Bibliography
501
References
505
Picture Credits
550
Index
555
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