Gugl Marco ranks among a handful of scientists who have distinguished themselves by not one but two basic discoveries. Although he did poorly at early formal schooling, the single minded inventor acquired nine honorary degrees and lasting international fame as the ""Father of Wireless Telegraphy"". Schoolbooks on science, and even history, have identified him as a top drawer hero, and at least one formal biography has been on him. But what of Marconi the man? His daughter has composed a sensitive, yet often impressively objective, picture of Marconi as a self-propelled dynamo of creative energy whose turbulent personality caused domestic upheavals, crises his business and occasional darkling looks from society at large. The make popular reading, especially when they leave the broad outlines of the .