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Mary Morton Cowan

Biography

Mary Morton Cowan

Mary Morton Cowan went to Bates College and majored in music and literature. She and her husband live on the edge of the woods in Maine. They enjoy watching lots of wildlife in the woods behind their house! Deer, squirrels, chipmunks, wild turkeys, raccoons and foxes.

Mary Morton Cowan

Books by Mary Morton Cowan

by Mary Morton Cowan - Children's, Children's 10-14, Children's Nonfiction, History, Science, Technology

Cyrus Field had a big dream to connect North America and the United Kingdom with a telegraph line, which would enable instant communication. In the mid-1800s, no one knew if it was possible. That didn't dissuade Cyrus, who set out to learn about undersea cables and built a network of influential people to raise money and create interest in his project. Cyrus experienced numerous setbacks, but Cyrus did not give up and forged ahead, ultimately realizing his dream in the summer of 1866. Mary Morton Cowan brilliantly captures Cyrus's life and his steadfast determination to achieve his dream.