Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention

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The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment based on thorough new research, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray reveals Bell's wide-ranging passion for invention and delves into the private life that supported his genius. The child of a speech therapist and a deaf mother, and possessed of superbly acute hearing, Bell developed an early interest in sound. His ...

Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention 2011, Arcade Publishing, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781611450606

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Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention 2006, Arcade Publishing

ISBN-13: 9781559708098

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