BooksHISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Tilting at a Myth

Science  29 Feb 2008:
Vol. 319, Issue 5867, pp. 1188
DOI: 10.1126/science.1154816

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The Telephone Gambit. Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret. By Seth Shulman. Norton, New York, 2008. 256 pp. $24.95, C$27.50. ISBN 9780393062069.

On the basis of his own archival research, the author argues that Alexander Graham Bell stole the key idea behind the invention of the telephone from Elisha Gray.