Prof. Marc Raboy publishes "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World"

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McGill Communication Studies professor and Beaverbrook Chair, Marc Raboy, has published a new book this month, "Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World", through Oxford University Press. 

Based on original research and unpublished archival materials in four countries and several languages, Raboy's book is the first to connect significant parts of Marconi's story, from his early days in Italy, to his groundbreaking experiments, to his protean role in world affairs. Raboy also explores Marconi's relationships with his wives, mistresses, and children, and examines in unsparing detail the last ten years of the inventor's life, when he returned to Italy and became a pillar of Benito Mussolini's fascist regime. Raboy's engrossing biography, which will stand as the authoritative work of its subject, proves that we still live in the world Marconi created.
(Oxford University Press)

 

 

Recent reviews:

New York Times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/21/books/review/marconi-by-marc-raboy.html
Nature: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v535/n7612/full/535354a.html