L szl+¦ B+¡r+¦'s last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that B+¡r+¦ 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.
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A Tale of Genius and Grit, Perilous Times, and the Invention That Changed the Way We Write
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