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The Resource Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable, by Mary Morton Cowan

Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable, by Mary Morton Cowan

Label
Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable
Title
Cyrus Field's big dream
Title remainder
the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable
Statement of responsibility
by Mary Morton Cowan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible. That didn't dissuade Cyrus, who set out to learn about undersea cables and built a network of influential people to raise money and create interest in his project. Cyrus experienced numerous setbacks: many years of delays and failed attempts, millions of dollars lost, suspected sabotage, technological problems, and more. But Cyrus did not give up and forged ahead, ultimately realizing his dream in the summer of 1866. Mary Morton Cowan brilliantly captures Cyrus's life and his steadfast determination to achieve his dream."--Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DV1
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cowan, Mary Morton
Dewey number
  • 384.1/5092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5611
LC item number
.C69 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Field, Cyrus W.
  • Field, Cyrus W.
  • Transatlantic cables
  • Telegraph
  • Telegraph
  • Transatlantic cables
  • Telegraph
  • Telegraph
Label
Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable, by Mary Morton Cowan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Try again
  • "Cyrus the great"
  • "Humbug"
  • War
  • "The wonder of the seas"
  • "The cable is laid"
  • Epilogue
  • A wild idea
  • A country boy
  • The big city
  • Rags to riches
  • Mountain adventure
  • A telegraph company
  • newfoundland
  • Crossing the Atlantic
Control code
on1050868906
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781629795560
Lccn
2018933313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629795560
  • (OCoLC)1050868906
Label
Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable, by Mary Morton Cowan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Try again
  • "Cyrus the great"
  • "Humbug"
  • War
  • "The wonder of the seas"
  • "The cable is laid"
  • Epilogue
  • A wild idea
  • A country boy
  • The big city
  • Rags to riches
  • Mountain adventure
  • A telegraph company
  • newfoundland
  • Crossing the Atlantic
Control code
on1050868906
Dimensions
27 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781629795560
Lccn
2018933313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781629795560
  • (OCoLC)1050868906

Library Locations

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