Book Discussion on The Telephone Gambit

Seth Shulman talked about his book The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell’s Secrets, published by W. W. Norton. In… read more

Seth Shulman talked about his book The Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell’s Secrets, published by W. W. Norton. In his book science and technology journalist and author Seth Shulman recounts the invention of the telephone and contends that Alexander Graham Bell stole the idea for the phone from Elisha Gray. Mr. Shulman presents evidence that argues that Mr. Bell copied a caveat to a patent that Mr. Gray had formerly filed during his research on transmitting multiple telegrams at the same time. He answered questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on The Telephone Gambit

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Public Affairs Event
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Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Jan 19, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 3, 2009

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  • Jan 19, 2008 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 19, 2008 | 11:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 20, 2008 | 8:03pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 09, 2008 | 5:17pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 31, 2008 | 8:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 02, 2009 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Aug 03, 2009 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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