Bell: Telephone and Alexander Graham Bell Essay examples

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A review of Alexander Graham Bell:
Education, Tragedy and Inspiration by Kyle Walsh

In the biography: Alexander Graham Bell: The Life and Times of the Man Who Invented the Telephone, the authors Edwin S. Grosvenor and Morgan Wesson explain how Bell's family influenced his work. Grosevenor (Bell's great-grandson) portrays Bell's extraordinary life as he travels through the process of putting brilliant ideas into inventions. Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 Edinburg, Scotland. At a young age, Alec was very creative. Alec developed a special way to communicate with his deaf mother. He would speak close to her forehead so she could feel the vibrations of his voice. He was first home schooled and followed by attending Royal High School where he left when he was 15. Upon leaving school, Bell traveled to London to live and study with his grandfather. One year later Bell became a teacher of elocution and music at the Weston House Academy back in Scotland. Tragedy soon struck in Bell's life. Upon returning to London for his new job, both of his brother became extremely sick, one of which was married. Bell's parents acted quickly and embarked on their journey to Canada leaving Bell in charge of selling the house and watching over his brothers. During this time Bell indulged in a relationship with Marie Eccleston, but she was not prepared to leave England with him. Despite these existential circumstances, Bell kept positive. After his brothers passed. Bell and his family traveled to the Americas where he would rejoin his parents and pursue his passion for inventing. He moved to Boston at the age of 24 and founded the school for the deaf. He was an innovative teacher. For years he dreamed of inventing a machine that…