A License to Steal: A father's genius, A son's revenge, But payback has a price

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Walter T. Shaw's Autobiography - As early as the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Walter L. Shaw was thinking of speaker phones, conference calls and call forwarding. Of the thirty-nine patents to his credit, those three telephonic breakthroughs were his biggest inventions, yet nobody knows his name. Ahead of the world by decades, Shaw was leading us into a high-tech future as part of the intellectual elite, but he was repeatedly cheated by shrewd businessmen and big corporations. His son, Walter T. Shaw, was enraged by ...

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Walter T. Shaw's Autobiography - As early as the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, Walter L. Shaw was thinking of speaker phones, conference calls and call forwarding. Of the thirty-nine patents to his credit, those three telephonic breakthroughs were his biggest inventions, yet nobody knows his name. Ahead of the world by decades, Shaw was leading us into a high-tech future as part of the intellectual elite, but he was repeatedly cheated by shrewd businessmen and big corporations. His son, Walter T. Shaw, was enraged by the ill treatment of his father and embraced a personal mission to even the score. Shaw Jr. would become one of the most prolific jewel thieves in U.S. history. Shaw Sr. spent a lifetime inventing and patenting the many means of communication we take for granted today, but it was all for nothing.Tragically, only the Mafia rewarded him. Just to make ends meet for his family, he was persuaded to put his brilliance to work for the mob.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780978605902
  • Publisher: Omega Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 3/17/2008
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.38 (h) x 0.92 (d)

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Known for writing compelling narratives based on true life stories, Mary Jane Robinson has composed more than seventy-five personal histories in the past twenty years. She succeeds in preserving the voice and integrity of each individual finding meaning in every chapter. Mary Jane founded Story Books, a business committed to helping others preserve their life stories.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2008

    A moving and motivational story

    Have you every felt as though some one is trying to keep you down? Then you can relate to Walter Shaw Sr. as he battles corporate america and his son Walter Shaw Jr. pays back the rich who screw him by robbing them of millions. Simply an amazing book and story that should be in history classes. A definite must read

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