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Title Cyrus Field's big dream : the daring effort to lay the first transatlantic telegraph cable / by Mary Morton Cowan.
Author Cowan, Mary Morton, author.
Publication Honesdale, Pennsylvania : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights, [2018]
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Call # 384.15 C
Note Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-212) and index.
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"
Contents A wild idea -- A country boy -- The big city -- Rags to riches -- Mountain adventure -- A telegraph company -- Newfoundland -- Crossing the Atlantic -- Try again -- "Cyrus the great" -- "Humbug" -- War -- "The wonder of the seas" -- "The cable is laid" -- Epilogue.
Subject Field, Cyrus W. (Cyrus West), 1819-1892 -- Juvenile literature.
Transatlantic cables -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Telegraph -- United States -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Telegraph -- Great Britain -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Biographies.
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
ISBN 1629795569 (hardcover) :
9781629795560 (hardcover) :

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