Good Book Alert: “The Radio Boys and Girls,” by Mike Adams

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Fans of Irving Vermilya’s backyard telegraph community (see my old posts about him), or the Hardy Boys and their shortwave mystery, will want to read this lovely book I’ve just found, The Radio Boys and Girls: Radio, Telegraph, Telephone and Wireless Adventures for Juvenile Readers, 1890-1945 (McFarland Publishing), compiling and discussing over 50 communications-related stories for young people from World War Two back to the 1890s.  It’s an obvious cultural history project, that no one has done until now — and I’m so glad Mike Adams has!  He’s got a website about it here, and Ed Sharpe, of the Southwest Museum of Engineering Communications and Computation, has a fine review of the book, here.

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