The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph cover

The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

Henry M. Field (1822-1907)

1. 00 - Preface
2. 01 - Chapter I - The Barrier of the Sea
3. 02 - Chapter II - Can the Ocean be Spanned?
4. 03 - Chapter III - The Company Organized
5. 04 - Chapter IV - Crossing Newfoundland
6. 05 - Chapter V - The Deep-Sea Soundings
7. 06 - Chapter VI - The Work Begun in England
8. 07 - Chapter VII - Seeking Aid From Congress
9. 08 - Chapter VIII - The Expedition of 1857 Part One
10. 09 - Chapter VIII - The Expedition of 1857 Part Two
11. 10 - Chapter IX - The First Expedition of 1858
12. 11 - Chapter X - The Second Expedition Successful Part One
13. 12 - Chapter X - The Second Expedition Successful Part Two
14. 13 - Chapter XVI Excitement in America Part One
15. 14 - Chapter XVI - Excitement in America Part Two
16. 15 - Chapter XII - Did the First Cable Ever Work?
17. 16 - Chapter XIII - Cast Down, But Do Not Despair
18. 17 - Chapter XIV - The Expedition of 1865 Part One
19. 18 - Chapter XIV - The Expedition of 1865 Part Two
20. 19 - Chapter IV - The Expedition of 1865 Part Three
21. 20 - Chapter XV - Preparing to Renew the Battle
22. 21 - Chapter XVI - Victory at Last Part One
23. 22 - Chapter XVI - Victory at Last Part Two
24. 23 - Chapter XVII - Recovery of the Lost Cable Part One
25. 24 - Chapter XVII - Recovery of the Lost Cable Part Two
26. 25 - Chapter XVIII - Afterglow
27. 26 - Appendix - Instruments for Signalling Across the Atlantic Ocean

(*) Your listen progress will be continuously saved. Just bookmark and come back to this page and continue where you left off.

Genres

Summary

Cyrus W. Field had a dream: to link the Old World of Britain and Europe to that of the New World of North America by a telegraph cable stretching across the great Atlantic Ocean. It took him thirteen years, a lot of money, and many men and ships and cable to make it happen. He wanted to bring the world together and make it a smaller place; to forge alliances and achieve peace. This is his story. (Introduction by Alex C. Telander)