The Cable: Wire to the New World
- Publish Date: 2013-06-01
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Gillian Cookson
The compelling story of how the first transatlantic cable was laidupdated with new images
This is the compelling story of the dramatic efforts to lay the Atlantic telegraph during the 1850s and 1960s, from the first failed attempts to the expedition that finally succeeded. An inconceivably audacious endeavor to overcome the forces of nature in the name of human progress and technology, the laying of the cable was to change forever our means of communication. In this exceptionally researched book, Gillian Cookson reveals the people who dared, lost, and profited from this vital progression.