The Telephone Gambit Following a trail of clues discovered in Alexander Graham Bell's journals, Seth Shulman's The Telephone Gambit masterfully breathes life into a long-forgotten controversy: Who really… The Telephone Gambit Following a trail of clues discovered in Alexander Graham Bell's journals, Seth Shulman's The Telephone Gambit masterfully breathes life into a long-forgotten controversy: Who really… 2008-01-07 Nonfiction Science and Technology W.W. Norton
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The Telephone Gambit (2008)

The Telephone Gambit | SETH SHULMAN'S THE TELEPHONE GAMBIT An entertaining exploration into the facts behind Alexander Graham Bell's claim to have invented the telephone
SETH SHULMAN'S THE TELEPHONE GAMBIT An entertaining exploration into the facts behind Alexander Graham Bell's claim to have invented the telephone
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Details Release Date: Jan 07, 2008; Writer: Seth Shulman; Genres: Nonfiction, Science and Technology; Publisher: W.W. Norton

Following a trail of clues discovered in Alexander Graham Bell's journals, Seth Shulman's The Telephone Gambit masterfully breathes life into a long-forgotten controversy: Who really invented the telephone? Wait, don't hang up! Shulman re-creates the desperate hours when the young, lovesick inventor most likely plagiarized a rival's idea to claim the success that would land him a wealthy fiancée He meticulously examines letters, technical drawings, and legal documents before concluding that the popular story behind ''Mr. Watson — come here'' is as trustworthy as a children's game of telephone. A

Originally posted Jan 04, 2008 Published in issue #973 Jan 11, 2008 Order article reprints