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New York: American Telephone and Telegraph Company, 1947. Presumed First Edition/First Printing. Wraps. 31,  pages. Illustrations. Color portrait of Bell on front cover. Cover has slight wear and soiling. Some page soiling. The history of AT&T dates back to the invention of the telephone itself. The Bell Telephone Company was established in 1879 by Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Bell also established American Telephone and Telegraph Company in 1885, which acquired the Bell Telephone Company and became the primary phone company in the United States. The formation of the Bell Telephone Company superseded an agreement between Alexander Graham Bell and his financiers, principal among them Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Thomas Sanders. Renamed the National Bell Telephone Company in March 1879, it became the American Bell Telephone Company in March 1880. By 1881, it had bought a controlling interest in the Western Electric Company from Western Union. Only three years earlier, Western Union had turned down Gardiner Hubbard's offer to sell it all rights to the telephone for $100,000 ($2.48 million in 2009 dollars). In 1880, the management of American Bell created what would become AT&T Long Lines. The project was the first of its kind to create a nationwide long-distance network with a commercially viable cost-structure. This project was formally incorporated into a separate company named American Telephone and Telegraph Company on March 3, 1885. Bell's patent on the telephone expired in 1893, but the company's much larger customer base made its service much more valuable than alternatives and substantial growth continued.
Washington, DC: Industrial College/Armed For, 1964. 80, wraps, 3-hole punched, footnotes, bibliography, covers somewhat worn and soiled M64-4. This is a student paper and did not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces or of the Department of Defense. The author was a Captain in the U.S. Navy.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, . First Edition. First? Printing. 22 cm, 133, footnotes, usual library markings, boards creased and edges worn, pencil erasure on front endpaper Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin. Lectures by Saul Bellow, D. Bell, Edmundo O'Gorman, Sir Peter Medawar, and Arthur C. Clarke.
New York: Random House, 1965. First Printing. Hardcover. v, , 517,  pages. Bibiographical notes. Index. Slight weakness to front board. DJ soiled, some wear and small tears along top & bottom DJ edges. Daniel Joseph Boorstin (October 1, 1914 – February 28, 2004) was an American historian at the University of Chicago who wrote on many topics in American and world history. He was appointed the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress. Repudiating his youthful membership in the Communist Party while a Harvard undergraduate (1938–39), Boorstin became a political conservative and a prominent exponent of consensus history. He argued in The Genius of American Politics (1953) that ideology, propaganda, and political theory are foreign to America. His writings were often linked with such historians as Richard Hofstadter, Louis Hartz and Clinton Rossiter as a proponent of the "consensus school", which emphasized the unity of the American people and downplayed class and social conflict. Boorstin especially praised inventors and entrepreneurs as central to the American success story.