The Invention of Miracles
Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness
Explore the true and troubling story of Alexander Graham Bell's quest to end deafness in "The Invention of Miracles." Researched and written through the Deaf perspective, this "provocative, sensitive, beautifully written biography" offers a new look at an American icon and reveals the astonishing true genesis of the telephone. Discover Bell's connection to the disturbing legacy of his efforts to suppress American Sign Language, and follow the deaf community's fight to reclaim a once-forbidden language. Kavanaugh Booth's 15-year research and personal experience make this a heartbreaking and enthralling read.