First printing. A fascinating account of an epic struggle, lasting over 40 years, and one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, which culminated in 1866 when the Old and New Worlds were united by the successful laying of a telegraph cable that spanned the Atlantic. Photographs, Notes, bibliography, index. 240 pp. Very good in a fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.) .ISBN # 0-802713645
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