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