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This lack of attention to details gets a bit annoying.
The _Great Eastern_ went on to lay five other cables, and by 1900 there were fifteen, with competition between the firms that ran them.
Gordon takes his subject, puts it in perspective and sprinkles the book with off-topic history that aids in the telling of his story.
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 4 months ago by Asiago
John Steele Gordon's A THREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN is subtitled "The Heroic Story Of The Transatlantic Cable", and that describes it neatly. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Greg Goebel
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 16 months ago by Kurt A. 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
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