Cyrus Field's Big Dream: The Daring Effort to Lay the First Transatlantic Telegraph Cable

By: Mary Morton Cowan

In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line that would enable instant communication. Cyrus Field wasn't dissuaded by this fact . . . or by his numerous setbacks. Author's note. Time line. Resources. Source notes. Selected bibliography. Index. Black-and-white and full-color illustrations, photographs, and reproductions.

ISBN: 9781629795560

JLG Release: Feb 2019


Sensitive Areas: Mild language
Topics: Cyrus Field (1819–1892) , US businessmen , US entrepreneurs , Telegraphy , Telegraphs , Telegraph cables , Atlantic Telegraph Company , Transatlantic telegraph cable , Telecommunications , Biography , Nineteenth-century history , Engineering

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Book Details

ISBN

9781629795560

First Release

February 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

384.109163/1

Trim Size

10" x 8"

Page Count

224

Accelerated Reader

Level 7.2; Points: 7;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level 980L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Calkins Creek

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Mild language

Topics

Cyrus Field (1819–1892), US businessmen, US entrepreneurs, Telegraphy, Telegraphs, Telegraph cables, Atlantic Telegraph Company, Transatlantic telegraph cable, Telecommunications, Biography, Nineteenth-century history, Engineering,

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