Marconi reviewed in New York Times. Major reviews have also appeared so far in Nature and New Scientist

marconi_nyMarconi: The Man Who Networked the World was reviewed in the New York Times, Nature, and New Scientist.

“[Raboy] is especially adroit at portraying how Marconi was swept up in the modern world he helped create… Marconi really hums when Raboy details how his subject was implicated in the social and political effects of wireless…Marconi, which functions as a cultural history as much as a biography, reminds us that in its earliest incarnations, wireless had a romance and mystique.”
“In a New Biography, How Marconi’s Start-Up Changed the World”, Greg Milner, New York Times

“Raboy superbly traces every twist and turn of Marconi’s life, showing us his influences, business strategies and shrewd management of his own public persona. Raboy skilfully locates his activities in the context of communications policy, the arms race between Britain and Germany, and popular culture.”
“Technology: Revolutionary of radio”, WB Carlson, Nature

“…at long last, we are offered a clearer picture in Marconi: The man who networked the world, a deeply researched and almost all-encompassing biography by Canadian media studies academic, Marc Raboy.”
“Marconi forged today’s interconnected world of communication”, Andrew Robinson, New Scientist

Excerpt from Marconi published in The Daily Beast

marconi_2How Marconi Gave Us the Wireless World

In giving us the wireless world, the Irish-Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi was arguably the first truly global figure in modern communication

Contact: A hundred years before iconic figures like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs permeated our lives, 60 years before Marshall McLuhan proclaimed media to be “the extensions of man,” an Irish-Italian inventor laid the foundation of the communication explosion of the 21st century. Guglielmo Marconi was arguably the first truly global figure in modern communication. Not only was he the first to communicate globally, he was the first to think globally about communication. Marconi may not have been the greatest inventor of his time, but more than anyone else, he brought about a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.

Read more of this excerpt in the Daily Beast.