Ballpoint : A Tale of Genius and Grit, Perilous Times, and the Invention that Changed the Way We Write

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L szli B-ri's last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that B-ri 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. A fascinating life story and history.
You can read more about the history of the ballpoint pen in Ballpoint: A Tale of Genius and Grit, Perilous Times, and the Invention that Changed the Way We Write. Images: Top: László Bíró; Bottom: Marcel Bich
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AUTHOR Gyoergy Moldova
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PUBLISH DATE 13 Sep 2012
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"Mr. Moldova tells this tale of ingenuity and disappointed hopes with considerable verve; his book is a page-turner." -- The Wall Street Journal "Fascinating. . . . [Ballpoint] cleverly traces the squiggly road of two men . . . who struggled, at first as partners and later as rivals, to invent ...

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