Submitted by Laurie Greer on Fri, 2023-03-17 13:27
Amekinckx is one of those writers with a special talent for finding history's quirky connections. His page turner takes us back to the early 1960s when satellite technology made possible Our World, the first live, multi-national TV broadcast. As Amekinckx follows the American engineer Harold Rosen's efforts to launch Cold War-inspired geostationary communications--as well as the early Our World segment tracking Canadian bank robber George Lemay's mad last dash for freedom across Montreal--he guarantees you will never watch live TV in the same way again.
Satellite Boy: The International Manhunt for a Master Thief That Launched the Modern Communication Age (Hardcover)
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Published: Counterpoint - March 21st, 2023