The Sound and the Silence

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The Sound and the Silence is the true story of how, after inventing the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell has his aircraft designs and inventions stolen and patented by Glenn Curtis.

In the last century six discoveries altered the course of human destiny: nuclear fission, the microchip, television, the radio, the telephone and development of the airplane. The Sound and the Silence is the true story of the man responsible for two of them...and ...

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Overview

The Sound and the Silence is the true story of how, after inventing the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell has his aircraft designs and inventions stolen and patented by Glenn Curtis.

In the last century six discoveries altered the course of human destiny: nuclear fission, the microchip, television, the radio, the telephone and development of the airplane. The Sound and the Silence is the true story of the man responsible for two of them...and the incredible woman he loved.

Sixteen-year old Mabel was deaf. Alexander Graham Bell became her teacher and taught her how to speak. After they were married, she managed his business affairs and later, when he became world famous, she handled all of his finances. He had a childlike curiosity about everything around him. He was an accomplished pianist, an author, lecturer, and an extraordinary inventive genius—the Venetian blind, the iron lung, the hydrofoil, aircraft tricycle landing gear, wing ailerons, a method of producing fresh water from sea water for sailors adrift, genetics, animal breeding, kites, airfoils, he founded the National Geographic Society, the list goes on and on. Yet above all he was a teacher, a warm hearted, kindly man whom the Almighty, in his wisdom, endowed with genius. It has been conservatively estimated that over a half billion people on earth owe their livelihood and well being—at least in part—to that genius of Alexander Graham Bell.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595138333
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.85 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2001

    Genius: Two Incredible Lives

    In the last century, six discoveries altered the course of human destiny: nuclear fission, the microchip, television, the radio, the telephone and the airplane. This is the true story of the man who was responsible for two of them and the incredible woman that he loved. Sixteen year old Mabel Bell was deaf. He taught her how to speak. After they were married she managed his business affairs. He had a childlike curiosity about everything around him. He was an accomplished pianist, an author, lecturer and an extraordinary inventive genius - the venetian blind - the iron lung - the hydorfoil - aircraft tricycle land gear - wing ailerons - a method for producing fresh water from sea water for sailors adrift - genetics - animal breeding kites - airfoils - he founded the National Geographic magazine. The list gfoes on and on. Yet above all else he was a teacher, a warm- hearted kindly man to whom the Almighty in His wisdom endowed with genius. It has been conservativly estimated that over a half billion people on earth owe their livelihood - at least in part - to the genius of Alexander Graham Bell.

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