The Sound and the Silence

The Sound and the Silence

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by Tony Foster
     
 

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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

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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 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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ISBN-13:
9780595138333
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/2000
Pages:
380
Sales rank:
971,799
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.85(d)

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