Reluctant Genius

Reluctant Genius

Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention

Book - 2006
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Baker & Taylor
Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife,and his avoidance of fame and fortune.

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This biography of Alexander Graham Bell traces his life and career from his childhood in Scotland and moving to the US to his invention of the telephone, in addition to his personal life and health, his work with the deaf, and his many inventions, including a hydrofoil, sonar probe, and precursor to the iron lung. Gray is a historian, teacher, best-selling author, columnist, and radio and television commentator who lives in Canada. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Baker
& Taylor

Draws on new research to offer insight into the prestigious inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Hachette Book Group USA, c2006
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781559708098
1559708093
9781611450606
Characteristics: 466 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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lbarkema Jun 19, 2014

This was a well-written and interesting biography of Alexander Graham Bell-a fascinating man who did so much more than give us the ability to speak to someone who is not directly next to us. I enjoyed the way in which this was written-as a story. As most biographies go though, I would only recommend it if you have an interest in Bell, which I did.

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