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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the invention of the radio.


Six Superlative Sources

· Aitken, Hugh G.J. Syntony and Spark: The Origins of Radio. Wiley Interscience, 1976; reprinted by Princeton University Press, 1985.

· Aitken, Hugh G.J. The Continuous Wave: Technology and American Radio, 1900-1932. Princeton University Press, 1985.

· Blake, G.G. History of Radio Telegraphy and Telephony. Chapman and Hall, 1928; reprinted by Arno Press, 1974.

· Douglas, Susan J. Inventing American Broadcasting, 1899-1922. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987.

· Fahie, J.J. A History of Wireless Telegraphy, 1838-1899. William Blackwood, 1899, 1901; reprinted by Arno Press, 1971.

· Maclaurin, W. Rupert. Invention and Innovation in the Radio Industry. Macmillan, 1949; reprinted by Arno Press, 1971.

Other Excellent Sources

· Brittain, James E. Alexanderson: Pioneer in American Electrical Engineering. Johns Hopkins University Press "Studies in the History of Technology," 1992.

· Buchwald, Jed Z. The Creation of Scientific Effects: Heinrich Hertz and Electric Waves. University of Chicago Press, 1994.

· Coe, Lewis. Wireless Radio: A Brief History. McFarland, 1996.

· De Forest, Lee. Father of Radio. Wilcox and Follett, 1950.

· Dunlap, Orrin E., Jr. Radio's 100 Men of Science: Biographical Narratives of Pathfinders in Electronics and Television. Harper, 1944; reprinted by Books for Libraries, 1971.

· Eastwood, Sir Eric, ed. Wireless Telegraphy. John Wiley "Royal Institution's Library of Science," 1974.

· Fessenden, Helen. Fessenden, Builder of Tomorrows. Coward-McCann, 1940; reprinted by Arno Press, 1974.

· Hawks, Ellison. Pioneers of Wireless. Methuen, 1927.

· Jolly, W.P. Marconi. Stein and Day, 1972.

· Kraeuter, David W. Radio and Television Pioneers: A Patent Bibliography. Scarecrow Press, 1992.

· Kraeuter, David W. British Radio and Television Pioneers: A Patent Bibliography. Scarecrow Press, 1993.

· Lessing, Lawrence. Man of High Fidelity: Edwin Howard Armstrong. Lippincott, 1956.

· Lewis, Thomas S.W. Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio. HarperCollins, 1991.

· Lodge, Oliver J. The Work of Hertz and Some of His Successors. The Electrician, 1894, 1899, 1900; 1900 edition reprinted by Arno Press, 1974, 2001.

· MacGregor-Morris, John T. The Inventor of the Valve: A Biography of Sir Ambrose Fleming. Television Society, 1954.

· McNicol, Donald. Radio's Conquest of Space. Murray Hill Books, 1946; reprinted by Arno Press, 1971.

· Morse, A.H. Radio: Beam and Broadcast; Its Story and Patents. Ernest Benn, 1925.

· U.S. Television Chronology.

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