A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable

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'Anyone in search of an inspiring narrative of entrepreneurial triumph would do well to read A THREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN ... Mr. Gordon's book is a masterly retelling of the cable adventure, filled with illuminating detail about the times and the people who made it happen' NEW YORK TIMES
'A sprightly and oddly engrossing mix of technological, financial and human history'
'(We should not be surprised that) this book is so joyously readable'
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
'Engaging account... Cyrus Field is a forgotton hero of the Industrial Revolution, brought splendidly back to life by Mr Gordon' WALL STREET JOURNAL
'Gordon, a business historian, skillfully and briskly recounts the saga of the transatlantic telegraph project...Gordon's evocation of Field's pioneering spirit will fascinate tech-history buffs' BOOKLIST
'An intriguing tale of inventors, tycoons, and an engineering feat that changed the course of economic history... Just the thing for the budding entrepreneur, and a pleasure for general readers as well' KIRKUS REVIEWS
'Powerfully written, this book about the venture manages to obtain a degree of perspective easily lost in the over-vaulting hyperbole that renders much popular science reportage banal' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
'A pacy and and thoroughly readable retelling of a truly epic feat' BRISTOL EVENING POST
'Engaging...A fascinating story' CONTEMPORARY REVIEW

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Today, in a world in which news flashes around the globe in an instant, time lags are inconceivable. In the mid-nineteenth century, communication between the United States and Europe -- the center of world affairs -- was only as quick as the fastest ship could cross the Atlantic, making the United States isolated and vulnerable.

But in 1866, the Old and New Worlds were united by the successful laying of a cable across the Atlantic. John Steele Gordon's book chronicles this extraordinary achievement -- the brainchild of American businessman Cyrus Field and one of the greatest engineering feats of the nineteenth century. An epic struggle, it required a decade of effort, numerous failed attempts, millions of dollars in capital, a near disaster at sea, the overcoming of seemingly insurmountable technological problems, and uncommon physical, financial, and intellectual courage. Bringing to life an overlooked story in the annals of technology, John Steele Gordon sheds fascinating new light on this American saga that literally changed the world.

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