From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
Lynn Nutwell, Fairfax City Regional Library, VA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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An excellent, well-crafted story. I wish the author would've done away with footnotes (he only used them for quotes, so it was not excessive), as they're distracting, but I'm... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ross Rosenfeld
Maybe a person has to be geeky to call this story exciting, but it was. Mounted pieces of first cable can be bought at gift shop in IrelandPublished 7 months ago by Oliver Nichelson
Very good book getting into much more detail than documentaries you can watch.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
A nice detailed book about how transatlantic communication was conquered in the 1850s and 1860s. Cyrus Vance from a distinguished Massachusetts preacher family did well in the... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kevin M Quigg
Incredible story! Excellent content, superb writing. Highly recommended.Published 20 months ago by Ashley Peterson
The trans Atlantic cable install, at the time, was one of the most significant events of that era. This is well-written chronicle of the difficulties, cost and politics involved in... Read morePublished on April 26, 2014 by Asiago
In 1853, entrepreneur Cyrus Field was introduced to Frederick Gisbourne, a man whose idea of laying a telegraph cable across the Atlantic, from Ireland to Newfoundland, had... Read morePublished on April 14, 2013 by The Reviewer Formerly Known as Kurt Johnson
This detailed novel was very interesting and enjoyable read. The diagrams showing the innards of the cables were very interesting as well (and they were roughly to scale to give a... Read morePublished on August 21, 2012 by A. Cox