Biography: Alexander Graham Bell
His desire to help his deaf mother communicate led to one of the most important inventions of the 20th century. However, the telephone was only one of many notable contributions he made to modern technology.
Alexander Graham Bell left his indelible mark on the world with the invention of the telephone. Nevertheless, he might have been just a footnote in history if not for his lawyer, who filed for the telephone patent a mere two hours before Bell's rival Elisha Gray. In this fascinating tribute, discover how this man of great genius once saved National Geographic from financial ruin, and why Helen Keller dedicated her autobiography to him.
From his childhood in Scotland and his long struggle to evade his father's shadow, to the invention of precursors to the X-ray machine and Iron Lung, BiographyÂ® traces the life of this famed inventor.