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The Resource Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse, Kenneth Silverman

Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse, Kenneth Silverman

Label
Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse
Title
Lightning man
Title remainder
the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Silverman
Title variation
Accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This brilliantly conceived biography is the very American tale of a quiet man, raised by religious zealots, who became a gifted and prolific painter (more than three hundred portraits and historical canvases), became the first Professor of Fine Arts at an American college, and founded the National Academy of Design. A classic overachiever, this was simply not enough for Samuel F. B. Morse; he subsequently ran for Congress and mayor of New York. Lastly, in his most famous life's work, he invented a machine that was to transform commerce, communication, transportation, military affairs, diplomacy, and the course of the modern world. What invention could be so revolutionary? The telegraph, of course-and the eponymous Morse code. Here is the story of an incredible invention, and an engrossing life, by a Bancroft- and Pulitzer Prize-winning author
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
IG#
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Kenneth
Dewey number
  • 621.383/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
  • Morse, Samuel Finley Breese
  • Inventors
  • Artists
  • Telegraph
  • Morse code
  • Artists
  • Inventors
  • Morse code
  • Telegraph
  • United States
Label
Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse, Kenneth Silverman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: [New York] : A.A. Knopf, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geography -- No one uninspired by the muses may enter -- A terrible harum-scarum fellow -- An affection of the heart -- Il diavolo -- Anomalous, nondescript, hermaphrodite -- High attribute of ubiquity -- Travelling on a snail's back -- Beware of tricks -- Hurrah boys whip up the mules -- Mere men of trade -- Tantalus still -- The great telegraph case -- A true social fraternity -- Can't, sir! Can't! -- Forward -- Is this treason? Is this conspiracy? -- Visions of receding glory -- Coda : 1872-2000
Control code
1415054
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vi, 503 pages
Isbn
9780306813948
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306813948
  • (OCoLC)56671052
Label
Lightning man : the accursed life of Samuel F.B. Morse, Kenneth Silverman
Publication
Note
Originally published: [New York] : A.A. Knopf, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 447-482) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Geography -- No one uninspired by the muses may enter -- A terrible harum-scarum fellow -- An affection of the heart -- Il diavolo -- Anomalous, nondescript, hermaphrodite -- High attribute of ubiquity -- Travelling on a snail's back -- Beware of tricks -- Hurrah boys whip up the mules -- Mere men of trade -- Tantalus still -- The great telegraph case -- A true social fraternity -- Can't, sir! Can't! -- Forward -- Is this treason? Is this conspiracy? -- Visions of receding glory -- Coda : 1872-2000
Control code
1415054
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
vi, 503 pages
Isbn
9780306813948
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306813948
  • (OCoLC)56671052

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