A Thread Across The Ocean The Heroic Story Of The Transatlantic Cable
A Thread Across the Ocean Shedding fascinating new light on an American saga, Gordon explores the laying of the transatlantic cable in 1866--one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century. Full description
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.
By Gordon, John Steele ( Author ) [ A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable By Jul-2003 Paperback
[ A Thread Across the Ocean: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable By ( Author ) Jul-2003 Paperback