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Captains of Industry
or
men of business who did something besides making money

A classic book for young people by prodigious American Author James Parton.

Presented in this volume are examples of men who shed luster upon ordinary pursuits, either by the superior manner in which they exercised them or by the noble use they made of the leisure which success in them usually gives.

DAVID MAYDOLE, HAMMER-MAKER
ICHABOD WASHBURN, WIRE-MAKER
ELIHU BURRITT, THE LEARNED BLACKSMITH
MICHAEL REYNOLDS, ENGINE-DRIVER
MAJOR ROBERT PIKE, FARMER
GEORGE GRAHAM, CLOCK-MAKER, BURIED IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY
JOHN HARRISON, EXQUISITE WATCH-MAKER
PETER FANEUIL, AND THE GREAT HALL HE BUILT
CHAUNCEY JEROME, YANKEE CLOCK-MAKER
CAPTAIN PIERRE LACLEDE LIGUEST, PIONEER
ISRAEL PUTNAM, FARMER
GEORGE FLOWER, PIONEER
EDWARD COLES, NOBLEST OF THE PIONEERS, AND HIS GREAT SPEECH
PETER H. BURNETT, BANKER
GERRIT SMITH
PETER FORCE, PRINTER
JOHN BROMFIELD, MERCHANT
FREDERICK TUDOR, ICE EXPORTER
MYRON HOLLEY, MARKET-GARDENER
THE FOUNDERS OF LOWELL
ROBERT OWEN, COTTON-MANUFACTURER
JOHN SMEDLEY, STOCKING-MANUFACTURER
RICHARD COBDEN, CALICO PRINTER
HENRY BESSEMER
JOHN BRIGHT, MANUFACTURER
THOMAS EDWARD, COBBLER AND NATURALIST
ROBERT DICK, BAKER AND NATURALIST
JOHN DUNCAN, WEAVER AND BOTANIST
JAMES LACKINGTON, SECOND-HAND BOOKSELLER
HORACE GREELEY'S START
JAMES GORDON BENNETT, AND HOW HE FOUNDED HIS "HERALD"
THREE JOHN WALTERS, AND THEIR NEWSPAPER
GEORGE HOPE
SIR HENRY COLE
CHARLES SUMMERS
WILLIAM B. ASTOR, HOUSE-OWNER
PETER COOPER
PARIS-DUVERNEY, FRENCH FINANCIER
SIR ROWLAND HILL
MARIE-ANTOINE CARÈME, FRENCH COOK
WONDERFUL WALKER, PARSON OF ALL WORK
SIR CHRISTOPHER WREN
SIR JOHN RENNIE, ENGINEER
SIR MOSES MONTEFIORE
MARQUIS OF WORCESTER, INVENTOR OF THE STEAM-ENGINE
AN OLD DRY-GOODS MERCHANT'S RECOLLECTIONS


This Illustrated eBook Includes 8 Potraits

ICHABOD WASHBURN
CHAUNCEY JEROME
GERRIT SMITH
MYRON HOLLEY
JOHN BRIGHT
JOHN DUNCAN
PETER COOPER
SIR ROWLAND HILL
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