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

Translated by David Robert Evans.

László Bíró’s last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that Bíró began his career in interwar Budapest as a journalist frustrated with spotty ink.

A painstakingly researched, absorbing narrative that reads simultaneously like a work of history and a novel. 208 pages. Softcover.