Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing Telegrams

Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing TelegramsThere Was A Time When The Sight Of A Western Union Delivery Boy Coming Up The Walk Filled Americans With A Sense Of Excitement Or Trepidation Between Its Invention In The Mid Nineteenth Century And Its Post S Relegation To Money Transfer And Congratulations, The Telegraph Served As The Primary Medium For Urgent Messages Telegramcollects The Most Poignant And Revealing Examples Of This Earliest Form Of Instant CommunicationOrganized Into Categories Such As Parents And Children, Hooray For Hollywood, And Lincoln In The Telegraph Office, The Telegrams Range From Such Moving Personal Notes As WC Fields S Wire To His Dying Friend John Barry, You Can T Do This To Me, To Political Advice, Such As One Voter S Telegraphed Suggestion To President Herbert Hoover Vote For Roosevelt And Make It Unanimous The Communication Compiled Here Also Provides A Novel And Engaging Perspective On Modern History Abraham Lincoln Virtually Conducted The Civil War Over The Telegraph Wires, Financial Nabobs Used Them To Discuss And Fail To Predict The Stock Market Crash That Precipitated The Great Depression, And Japanese Diplomats In Washington Sent A Flurry Of Encoded Telegrams To Tokyo In The Weeks Leading Up To The Attack On Pearl HarborThis Handsome Volume Blends History, Sociology, Wit, And Creativity As Captured And Dispatched By The Telegram In Its Golden Age

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  • Hardcover
  • 207 pages
  • Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing Telegrams
  • Linda Rosenkrantz
  • English
  • 03 March 2019
  • 9780805071016

10 thoughts on “Telegram!: Modern History as Told Through More than 400 Witty, Poignant, and Revealing Telegrams

  1. says:

    This book contains some interesting history and clever telegrams, but something about the way the book is formatted makes it a frustrating read Rosenkrantz s efforts to contextualize each telegram in a quick paragraph before immediately moving on to contextualize another message sent in a totally different set of historical circumstances creates a jarring effect The second section becomes especially disjointed because Rosenkrantz attempts to touch on dozens of events in modern history, presenting only one to three associated telegrams before moving on to the next event Further, I often felt that the telegrams provided no additional insight into the historical periods, particularly when the author was simply informing the recipient about the events already described in Rosenkrantz s summary Finally, it was off putting to move from long sections dedicated chiefly to funny or cheeky messages sent between public figures to sections containing horrifying telegrams sent by Nazis during the Holocaust or describing the chaos and causalities after natural disasters Historical telegrams are an intriguing topic for a book, but Rosenkrantz s execution is flawed.

  2. says:

    An absolutely fascinating read I m pretty sure telegrams were the old school equivalent of tweets There are some wonderful witticisms in here, as well as history altering declarations, earnest love lines and biting bits of sarcasm, all backed up with clear historical background There is a bit of a disconnect between the parts of the book here, the first section is a straightforward best of Western Union if you will, the second part basically tells modern history through the lens of the momentous telegrams sent, both good, but quite different in tone Would definitely recommend this as a quick, informative, and entertaining read.

  3. says:

    Quite an interesting and often amusing book It covers the role of the telegraph the old timey equivalent of a text message or email in American history, with over 400 examples of real telegrams sent by various famous people I had never thought much about the telegraph before, but this book underscores just how significant it was up through the 1960s I confess I preferred the first half of the book, which had the shorter and funnier telegrams, to the second half, which concerned the telegraph s role in war and disasters Definitely worth a read.

  4. says:

    This was a really neat guide to the invention and integration of the telegraph into American society The actual telegrams that were sent are fascinating Great reference guide.

  5. says:

    This isn t one of those can t put it down books, but it was still very interesting.

  6. says:

    Got this from my dad, and ended up passing it back to my mom who uses some of the telegrams as primary sources in a project with her library classes It was a quick, interesting read.

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