Alexander Graham Bell

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Alexander Graham Bell The fascination of the genius life of Alexander Graham Bell is greatly defined and factual in the book titled; The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone. Through this book, the reader experiences the pleasure of a very detailed insight of the genius who sparked the change in technology, Alexander "Aleck" Graham Bell. He was the son and grandson of speech experts, which explains his unique knowledge of the possibilities of sound. Bell was the son of a nearly deaf mother, which explains his passion and appreciation of the effort required to live in a hearing impaired world. These two factors alone are just a few of the influential reasons why this man is so great. The people as well as the surrounding of Bell's life showed great influence on his outcome of the remarkable invention of the telephone. The biography; The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone, describes his life story and overall achievements to the world, as well as himself, at best.

Bell was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 3rd 1847. His mother, Eliza Symonds Bell, was suffering from loss of hearing that was gradually getting worse by the day. His father, Melville Bell was a speech expert who taught correct speech and elocution. They named him Alexander after his grandfather who was a actor as well as a speech expert. He went by the nickname Aleck. Aleck had two brothers, a older brother Melville Jr., better known as Melly, and a younger brother Edward. Aleck had beautiful black beady eyes which shined in the light. His eyes were a source of headaches and problems however as he grew older. In the book he was described as handsome and determined, as well as innocent.

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