The story of telecommunications /

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Author / Creator:Oslin, George P., 1899-1996
Imprint:Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 1992.
Description:xii, 507 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Subject:Telecommunication -- History
Telecommunication -- United States -- History.
United States.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:0865544182 (alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 479-485) and index.
Summary:A fascinating popular account of communications advances from semaphore to Morse telegraphy to high-speed computer/data transmission, and from hand-cranked telephones to television and microwaves, as researched in the journals, diaries, and letters of the communications pioneers, or as told directly to the 93-year-old Oslin by such luminaries as Thomas A. Edison, William Henry Jackson (Civil War soldier, pioneer photographer, and covered wagon bullwhacker, then nearly 100 years old), William Campbell (last surviving pony express rider, then 95), and Martin Cahoon (on the Great Eastern when the first transatlantic cable was laid). Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Physical Description:xii, 507 p. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 479-485) and index.
ISBN:0865544182 (alk. paper)