Reluctant Genius

Reluctant Genius

The Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell

Book - 2007
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Impeccably researched, and written with Charlotte Gray's unerring eye for personal and historical detail, Reluctant Genius tells the story of a man very different from his public image. Most of us think of Alexander Graham Bell as a white-bearded sage, but the young A lec Bell was a passionate and wild-eyed genius, a man given to fits of brilliance and melancholy. His technologies for photophones, tetrahedrals, flying machines and hydrodomes laid the groundwork for future achievement. And he adored his wife, Mabel, a beautiful, deaf young woman from a blueblood Boston family.

Gray goes where no other writer has gone, delving deeply into Bell's personality and into his intense relationship with Mabel, whose background and temperament were a startling contrast to his own. Reluctant Genius takes us on an intimate journey into the golden age of invention and the vibrant life of a man whose work shaped our world.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2007, c2006
Edition: Trade pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780006394761
0006394760
Branch Call Number: 621.385092 Bell-G 3558
Characteristics: 466 p. :,ill., maps
Alternative Title: Alexander Graham Bell

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