Book Discussion on Lightning Man: Samuel F.B. Morse

Mr. Silverman talked about his book, Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B. Morse, published by Knopf. The book is a… read more

Mr. Silverman talked about his book, Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B. Morse, published by Knopf. The book is a biography of nineteenth-century inventor Samuel F.B. Morse, who is best known for inventing the telegraph. Mr. Silverman talked about Morse’s life, family, and accomplishments. In addition to being an inventor, Morse was also a painter, professor, politician, and photographer. He considered his life “accursed” because he felt that each achievement brought him trouble. Various pictures and brief video clips were shown throughout the program. close

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Book Discussion on Lightning Man: Samuel F.B. Morse

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Booknotes
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2004
Last Aired:
Dec 9, 2006

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  • Feb 22, 2004 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 22, 2004 | 10:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Feb 23, 2004 | 5:59am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 09, 2006 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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