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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 The formation of the Bell Telephone Company superseded an agreement between Alexander Graham Bell and his financiers, principal among them Gardiner Greene Hubbard and Thomas Sanders.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.