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Samuel Morse and the Telegraph (Graphic Library: Inventions and Discovery)

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Tells the story of how Samuel Morse developed a working telegraph in 1844 that changed the way people communicated. Written in graphic-novel format.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Capstone
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Sep 16, 2009 Raja99 rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Why I Read This Book: I've heard the telegraph called "The Victorian Internet", so I wanted to learn a little more about it.

This is a brief and highly entertaining history of Samuel Morse's development of the telegraph and the Morse code. It does a good job of capturing the pain of living in the pre-telegraph era, when life, death, and war were harmed by the lack of fast communications. It talks (briefly) about some of the technical issues, and Morse's rivals. It ends with the switchover to sate
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this book is awesome
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I love the idea of graphic history. My boys really enjoyed reading this version of the Samuel Morse story. We are not taking it as our only source, and are supplementing with more traditional text.

I think the format does a great job in conveying some of the action in the story. Will be looking for more of these at our local library.
As usual, the graphic history books add a humorous tone to history, but due to my previous encounters with graphic history, I'm somewhat doubtful about the truthfulness of its story.

Still, a good, fun, short look at the telegraph's invention and life.
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