FROM DRUMBEAT TO TICKERTAPE by Edward Osmond
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FROM DRUMBEAT TO TICKERTAPE

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The history of communications has its origin in man's first desire to relate to his fellowman. Tracing this history to the present day with fuller more complete emphasis on the past, is accomplished with rare skill by this author. Each contribution by man in the field of communications from every corner of the Universe is blended into one comprehensive unit of progress, from ancient methods of record keeping, picture writing, hieroglyphics, the Phoenician system of writing, the Greek alphabet and its Etruscan version, medieval manuscripts, paper and print inventions, to modern newspapers, radio and television. Magnificent illustrations elucidate this highly informative, ably written text.

Pub Date: Feb. 24th, 1961
Publisher: Criterion