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Empire of the Air: The Men Who Made Radio

Tom Lewis


This book tells the story of three American visionaries — Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, and David Sarnoff — whose imagination and dreams turned a hobbyist's toy into radio, launching the modern communications age. The book weaves the story of these men and their achievements into a richly detailed and moving narrative that spans the first half of the twentieth century, a time when the American romance with science and technology was at its peak. The book is a tale of pioneers on the frontier of a new technology, of American entrepreneurial spirit, and of the tragic collision between i ... More

Keywords: Lee de Forest, Edwin Howard Armstrong, David Sarnoff, American visionaries, radio, modern communications

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759321
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759321.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tom Lewis, author
Skidmore College