The American Leonardo: The Life of Samuel F B. Morse by Carleton Mabee

This book is a comprehensive biography of Samuel F. B. Morse, a renowned American inventor and artist. It provides an in-depth look into Morse's life, detailing his contributions to the world, including the invention of the telegraph and the Morse code. The book also explores his lesser-known career as a painter, his involvement in politics, his personal life, and the struggles he faced along his journey. The narrative offers a balanced view of Morse, acknowledging his genius while also highlighting his flaws and controversies.

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