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Vegtelen vonal - A golyostoll Legendaja

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ISBN-10: 0982578113

ISBN-13: 9780982578117

Edition: 2012

Authors: Gy�rgy Moldova, David Robert Evans

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The triumphs and the trials of the men who invented the modern ballpoint pen as they battled corporate greed, dark eras--and each other.László Bíró's last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that Bíró began his career in interwar Budapest as a journalist frustrated with spotty ink; that he escaped fascism by fleeing to Paris and, finally, to Buenos Aires; that a fellow Hungarian, Andor Goy, also played a vital role in the pen's development--and that, in a tragic twist of shared fate, business pressures and politics ultimately deprived both men of their rights to the ballpoint pen. Taking us from Hitler's Europe in 1938, to Argentina, where Bíró settled, and to Communist-era Hungary, where Goy lived out his life,Ballpointis a painstakingly researched, absorbing narrative that reads simultaneously like a work of history and a novel.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: New Europe Books
Publication date: 8/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594