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The Telephone Gambit by Seth Shulman
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May 11, 11

bookshelves: historical, nonfiction

I don't know exactly what it was that drew me to this book: the mystery, the scandal, the historical truth. I do know that historian Seth Shulman accidentally stumbled onto a potential cover-up that would change how we think about telephonic history. He presents a compelling case, rife with source materials and a multitude of inconsistencies. I don't know if we'll ever know the truth, but based on this book, it would appear that our mythical father of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell, borrowed liberally from his predecessors and contemporaries. History is sometimes stranger than fiction!
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