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Once upon a Telephone: A. Somehow Gwathmey and Stern have managed to source an amazing trove of phone ephemera for their book and what I particularly liked about it was the way all this fascinating graphic material has been splashed over every page in a colorful extravaganza but don't be put off by this because these visual history pages look a treat.
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Stern, Ellen Stock; Gwathmey, Emily Margolin. It jingles our psyches, jangles our nerves. Once Upon a Telephone is a visual history of this indispensable and inescapable apparatus - with an emphasis on the days before 800s, 900s, voice mail, and FAX. Lavishly illustrated in full color with a wealth of twentieth-century ephemera - everything from movie stills to matchbooks - and including excerpts from a variety of literary sources, Once Upon a Telephone is a spirited tribute to operators, directories, phone booths, and, of course, the appliance itself.
Why I Like the Telephone, in Once upon a Telephone: An Illustrated Social History, by Ellen Stock Stern and Emily Gwathmey. Nicholson Baker was born in 1957 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He studied at the Eastman School of Music and Haverford College. He has published nine novels, the latest of which is House of Holes, and four previous works of nonfiction. His work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Essays.
But that which is written brings the history of the telephone, and its effect on societies around the globe, to colorful life.
Ellen Stock Stern, Emily Margolin Gwathmey. Her books include Best Bets, Once Upon a Telephone, Sister Sets, and Gracie Mansion. Among the more amusing facts in this cultural history of the telephone is that, back in the old days, women were called upon to be telephone operators because boys, who initially had the jobs, &. Once upon a telephone: an illustrated social history.
Ellen Stern, Emily Gwathmey. We are seduced and soothed, rattled and betrayed by it. Wherever it is - on the desk or street corner, the high seas or highway, in our bathrooms or briefcases - it has, for a machine, an allure like no other.
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