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Lynn Nutwell, Fairfax City Regional Library, VA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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 15 days ago by Kevin M Quigg
Incredible story! Excellent content, superb writing. Highly recommended.Published 10 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 15 months ago by Asiago
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
Easily one of the most inspiring entrepreneurial stories of all time: 12 years in the making, 30 transatlantic crossings, 4 major attempts and 3 major failures, economic troubles... Read morePublished on April 8, 2012 by Ilya Grigorik
This is one of those very good, against all odds reads that leaves you impressed with one man's ability to motivate those around him and in so doing achieve the impossible. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by Michael E. Fitzgerald
A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable
The Nineteenth Century saw massive growth in America's industrial infrastructure. Read more
It's hard to imagine how different life was for people living in the 19th century after the successful laying of the first trans-Atlantic cable. Read morePublished on January 19, 2005 by M. Strong