In the early hours of July 20, 1937, Guglielmo Marconi died.
"Wireless carried the news of Marconi's death all over the world, and the most eminent scientists and men of affairs paid tributes and attended memorial services. But, unique, for this man only, was the most impressive gesture of all: wireless stations everywhere closed down, and for two minutes the ether was as quiet as it had been before Marconi."
The inventor of wireless communicationradio—was not only a creative genius but a man capable of founding and managing the companies which developed and exploited radio systems. He lived a colorful life, enjoying his scientific fame, relishing other pleasures, acquiring influential friends: the Pope, Mary Pickford, Queen Victoria, King George V and Queen Mary of England, Mussolini, d'Annunzio, and more than one President of the United States.
This biography is the first to separate fact from rumor about this genius who inspired as much hatred as admiration.
Published by Stein and Day in 1972 (1st edition). Tatty dust wrapper with some loss at the top edge. Grubby boards, and slack binding. Clean pages.