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Story of the Atlantic Cable

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"Story of the Atlantic Cable" by Sir Charles Bright is a detailed and fascinating account of one of the most ambitious engineering projects of the 19th century. Bright provides a thorough examination of the challenges faced in laying the first transatlantic telegraph cable, from technical obstacles to financial setbacks.

The author's expertise in the field is evident throughout the book, as he explains the intricacies of cable-laying and the complexities of working at sea. Bright's writing is engaging and informative, making this a worthwhile read for history buffs and engineering enthusiasts alike.

Overall, "Story of the Atlantic Cable" is a well-researched and compelling narrative that sheds light on a monumental achievement in the history of communication. Bright's passion for the subject shines through, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the intersection of technology and history.

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The electric telegraph, together with the railway-train and the steamship, constituted the three most conspicuous features of late 19th century civilization. Indeed, it may be truly said that the harnessing electricity to the service of man for human communication has effected a change in political, commercial, and social relations, even more complete than that wrought by steam locomotion. This is the story of how the electric telegraph cable was laid across the floor of the Atlantic from Newfoundland to Ireland. - Summary by modified from the introduction

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