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008    201006s2021    nyu      b    001 0deng   
010      2020040764 
019    1243273812 
020    9781501167096|q(hardcover) 
020    150116709X|q(hardcover) 
035    (OCoLC)1162990160|z(OCoLC)1243273812 
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050 00 HV2426.B39|bB66 2021 
082 00 362.4/283|223 
100 1  Booth, Katie|c(Writing instructor),|eauthor. 
245 14 The invention of miracles :|blanguage, power, and 
       Alexander Graham Bell's quest to end deafness /|cKatie 
250    First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition 
263    2104 
264  1 New York :|bSimon & Schuster,|c[2021] 
300    ix, 402 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (page [339]-386) and 
520    "An astonishingly revisionist biography of Alexander 
       Graham Bell, telling the true-and troubling-story of the 
       inventor of the telephone. We think of Alexander Graham 
       Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but that's not how 
       he saw his own career. Bell was an elocution teacher by 
       profession. As the son of a deaf woman and, later, husband
       to another, his goal in life from adolescence was to teach
       the deaf to speak. Even his tinkering sprang from his 
       teaching work; the telephone had its origins as a speech 
       reading machine. And yet by the end of his life, despite 
       his best efforts-or perhaps, more accurately, because of 
       them-Bell had become the American Deaf community's most 
       powerful enemy. The Invention of Miracles recounts an 
       extraordinary piece of forgotten history. Weaving together
       a moving love story with a fascinating tale of innovation,
       it follows the complicated tragedy of a brilliant young 
       man who set about stamping out what he saw as a dangerous 
       language: Sign. The book offers a heartbreaking look at 
       how heroes can become villains and how good intentions are,
       unfortunately, nowhere near enough-as well as a powerful 
       account of the dawn of a civil rights movement and the 
       triumphant tale of how the Deaf community reclaimed their 
       once-forbidden language. Katie Booth has been researching 
       this story for over a decade, poring over Bell's papers, 
       Library of Congress archives, and the records of deaf 
       schools around America. But she's also lived with this 
       story for her entire life. Witnessing the damaging impact 
       of Bell's legacy on her family would set her on a path 
       that upturned everything she thought she knew about 
       language, power, deafness, and the telephone"--|cProvided 
       by publisher. 
600 10 Bell, Alexander Graham,|d1847-1922. 
600 17 Bell, Alexander Graham,|d1847-1922.|2fast
650  0 Deaf|xMeans of communication|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Speech|xStudy and teaching|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  0 Deaf|xEducation|zUnited States|xHistory. 
650  7 SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General.|2bisacsh 
650  7 Deaf|xEducation.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00888447 
650  7 Deaf|xMeans of communication.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00888490 
650  7 Speech|xStudy and teaching.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01129173 
651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
655  7 Biographies.|2lcgft   
776 08 |iOnline version:|aBooth, Katie (Writing instructor).
       |tInvention of miracles|dNew York : Simon & Schuster, 
       [2021]|z9781501167102|w(DLC)  2020040765 
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