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Captains of Industry or Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money: A Book for Young Americans James Parton

Captains of Industry or Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money: A Book for Young Americans

James Parton

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781330193341
Paperback
428 pages
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Excerpt from Captains of Industry or Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money: A Book for Young AmericansIn this volume are presented examples of men who shed lustre upon ordinary pursuits, either by the superior manner in which theyMoreExcerpt from Captains of Industry or Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money: A Book for Young AmericansIn this volume are presented examples of men who shed lustre 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. Such men are the nobility of republics. The American people were fortunate in having at an early period an ideal man of this kind in Benjamin Franklin, who, at the age of forty-two, just mid-way in his life, deliberately relinquished, the most profitable business of its kind in the colonies for the sole purpose of developing electrical science. In this, as in other respects, his example has had great influence with his countrymen.A distinguished author, who lived some years at Newport, has expressed the opinion that the men who occupy the villas of that emerald isle exert very little power compared with that of an orator or a writer.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.