This book is all about the invention of the telephone and its inventor, Alexander Graham Bell. It tells the story of how this new technology affected people’s lives in both positive and negative ways.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for people who are interested in computers and technology. It tells the story of how one invention changed the world, and it provides a lot of interesting detail about how that happened.
- Compelling story
- Good mix of history and technology
- Well written
- It is quite dense and may be difficult for some people to follow
- It does not flow as well as a novel might
- Some of the historical information may be too dry for some readers
Learn more about the author
Erik Larson is the author of five national bestsellers, including Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and In the Garden of Beasts. His books have been published in more than twenty countries.
“This book provides a great description of the people and events involved in both Bell’s personal life and the creation of the telephone. It is well-written and easy to read.”
“Erik Larson has a wonderful way of bringing history to life. I was completely absorbed in the story of Alexander Graham Bell and his efforts to perfect the telephone.”
“This book was great! It was really interesting to read about the invention of the telephone and all of the different people who were involved in making it happen.”
“The author does an excellent job of painting a picture of the social, political and technological changes of the era. I could not put this book down!”