A Tale of Genius and Grit, Perilous Times, and the Invention That Changed the Way We Write

Paperback - 2012
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L szl#65533; B#65533;r#65533;'s last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that B#65533;r#65533; 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.
Publisher: North Adams, Mass. : New Europe Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9780982578117
Characteristics: 198 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: Ball-point


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