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Reluctant Genius Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Invention.

Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune.

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  • "Charlotte Gray?s biography takes the popular image of Alexander Graham Bell and delves into the man behind the genius; it?s a rare look into the figure that helped revolutionize the modern world. From an early age Bell possessed exceptional hearing and developed an interest in sound. Upon moving to the United States, he joined the race for inventing the ?speaking telegraph.? With his innate talent and understanding of how sound waves might relate to electrical waves, he pulled ahead among his rival inventors. His background, training, and personality lent themselves well to being an effective teacher for the hearing impaired. He ended his career while in the race to develop the airplane. Bell?s life was in constant tension between the pulls of scientific breakthroughs and the urge to improve the lives? of the deaf."
  • "Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune."@en
  • "Draws on new research to offer insight into the inventor's private life, as well as his passionate drive for new innovations, discussing the influence of his speech therapist father and deaf mother on his work, his tempestuous relationship with his wife, and his avoidance of fame and fortune."
  • "The popular image of Alexander Graham Bell is that of an elderly American patriarch, memorable only for his paunch, his Santa Claus beard, and the invention of the telephone. In this magisterial reassessment based on thorough new research, acclaimed biographer Charlotte Gray reveals Bell's wide-ranging passion for invention and delves into the private life that supported his genius. The child of a speech therapist and a deaf mother, and possessed of superbly acute hearing, Bell developed an early interest in sound. His understanding of how sound waves might relate to electrical waves."@en

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