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The Resource Telegram! : modern history as told through more than 400 witty, poignant, and revealing telegrams, Linda Rosenkrantz

Telegram! : modern history as told through more than 400 witty, poignant, and revealing telegrams, Linda Rosenkrantz

Label
Telegram! : modern history as told through more than 400 witty, poignant, and revealing telegrams
Title
Telegram!
Title remainder
modern history as told through more than 400 witty, poignant, and revealing telegrams
Statement of responsibility
Linda Rosenkrantz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There was a time when the sight of a Western Union delivery boy coming up the walk filled Americans with a sense of excitement or trepidation. Between its invention in the mid-nineteenth century and its post-1960s relegation to money transfer and congratulations, the telegraph served as the primary medium for urgent messages. Telegram! collects the most poignant and revealing examples of this earliest form of instant communication. Organized into categories such as "Parents and Children," "Hooray for Hollywood," and "Lincoln in the Telegraph Office," the telegrams range from such moving personal notes as W.C. Fields's wire to his dying friend John Barrymore, "You can't do this to me," to political advice, such as one voter's telegraphed suggestion to President Herbert Hoover: "Vote for Roosevelt and make it unanimous." The communication compiled here also provides a novel and engaging perspective on modern history. Abraham Lincoln virtually conducted the Civil War over the telegraph wires, financial nabobs used them to discuss (and fail to predict) the stock market crash that precipitated the Great Depression, and Japanese diplomats in Washington sent a flurry of encoded telegrams to Tokyo in the weeks leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. This handsome volume blends history, sociology, wit, and creativity as captured and dispatched by the telegram in its golden age. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenkrantz, Linda
Dewey number
973.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D351
LC item number
.R57 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Telegraph
  • History, Modern
  • History, Modern
  • Technological innovations
  • Information technology
  • History, Modern
  • Information technology
  • Technological innovations
  • Telegraph
Label
Telegram! : modern history as told through more than 400 witty, poignant, and revealing telegrams, Linda Rosenkrantz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Love and Marriage
  • 26
  • Friendship
  • 38
  • Mundanities
  • 40
  • Shopping
  • 43
  • Breakthroughs
  • 45
  • Pith
  • Felicitations
  • 49
  • Acceptance and Regrets
  • 55
  • Send Money Stop
  • 59
  • Pique
  • 68
  • Jibes and Jousts
  • 75
  • 3
  • Hooray for Hollywood
  • 79
  • Classic Films
  • 83
  • Oscars
  • 89
  • Casting Calls
  • 90
  • Big Breaks
  • 92
  • Birth and Death
  • Musical Notes
  • 94
  • Good Sports
  • 96
  • Lincoln in the Telegraph Office
  • 103
  • The Civil War
  • 110
  • Custer's Next-to-Last Stand
  • 117
  • 6
  • Wounded Knee
  • 118
  • An Early Cuban Crisis
  • 119
  • Elections
  • 120
  • World War I
  • 126
  • The Russian Revolution
  • 130
  • Parents and Children
  • Gandhi
  • 132
  • The Crash and the Depression
  • 132
  • Hitler and the Genesis of World War II
  • 135
  • Roosevelt and Churchill
  • 138
  • Pearl Harbor
  • 140
  • 13
  • America Enters the War
  • 144
  • The Holocaust
  • 149
  • Hitler's Demise
  • 151
  • Hiroshima
  • 152
  • The Cold War
  • 153
  • Siblings
  • Israel
  • 157
  • Korea
  • 159
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 160
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • 162
  • Vietnam
  • 170
  • 24
  • Bush Sr. in China
  • 173
  • Disasters
  • 174
  • 9/11
  • 178
  • Telegraph Time Line
  • 181
  • Permissions
  • 193
Control code
52121483
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780805071016
Lccn
2003049913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Norman Saks Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)52121483
Label
Telegram! : modern history as told through more than 400 witty, poignant, and revealing telegrams, Linda Rosenkrantz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-201) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Love and Marriage
  • 26
  • Friendship
  • 38
  • Mundanities
  • 40
  • Shopping
  • 43
  • Breakthroughs
  • 45
  • Pith
  • Felicitations
  • 49
  • Acceptance and Regrets
  • 55
  • Send Money Stop
  • 59
  • Pique
  • 68
  • Jibes and Jousts
  • 75
  • 3
  • Hooray for Hollywood
  • 79
  • Classic Films
  • 83
  • Oscars
  • 89
  • Casting Calls
  • 90
  • Big Breaks
  • 92
  • Birth and Death
  • Musical Notes
  • 94
  • Good Sports
  • 96
  • Lincoln in the Telegraph Office
  • 103
  • The Civil War
  • 110
  • Custer's Next-to-Last Stand
  • 117
  • 6
  • Wounded Knee
  • 118
  • An Early Cuban Crisis
  • 119
  • Elections
  • 120
  • World War I
  • 126
  • The Russian Revolution
  • 130
  • Parents and Children
  • Gandhi
  • 132
  • The Crash and the Depression
  • 132
  • Hitler and the Genesis of World War II
  • 135
  • Roosevelt and Churchill
  • 138
  • Pearl Harbor
  • 140
  • 13
  • America Enters the War
  • 144
  • The Holocaust
  • 149
  • Hitler's Demise
  • 151
  • Hiroshima
  • 152
  • The Cold War
  • 153
  • Siblings
  • Israel
  • 157
  • Korea
  • 159
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • 160
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • 162
  • Vietnam
  • 170
  • 24
  • Bush Sr. in China
  • 173
  • Disasters
  • 174
  • 9/11
  • 178
  • Telegraph Time Line
  • 181
  • Permissions
  • 193
Control code
52121483
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 207 pages
Isbn
9780805071016
Lccn
2003049913
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Norman Saks Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations, 1 map
System control number
(OCoLC)52121483

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