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Captains of Industry

Download 01 - David Maydole, Hammer-Maker audio
Download 02 - Icabod Washburn, Wire-Maker audio
Download 03 - Elihu Burrit, The Learned Blacksmith audio
Download 04 - Michael Reynolds, Engine Driver audio
Download 05 - Major Robert Pike, Farmer audio
Download 06 - George Graham, Clock Maker, Buried in Westminster Abbey audio
Download 07 - John Harrison, Exquisite Watch-Maker audio
Download 08 - Peter Faneuil, and The Great Hall He Built audio
Download 09 - Chauncy Jerome, Yankee Clock-Maker audio
Download 10 - Captain Pierre Laclede Liguest, Pioneer audio
Download 11 - Israel Putnam, Farmer audio
Download 12 - George Flower, Pioneer audio
Download 13 - Edward Coles, Noblest of the Pioneers, and His Great Speech audio
Download 14 - Peter H. Burnett, Banker audio
Download 16 - Peter Force, Printer audio
Download 17 - John Bromfield, Merchant audio
Download 18 - Frederick Tudor, Ice Exporter audio
Download 19 - Myron Holley, Market-Gardener audio
Download 20 - The Founders of Lowell audio
Download 21 - Robert Owen, Cotton-Manufacturer audio
Download 22 - John Smedley, Stocking-Manufacturer audio
Download 23 - Richard Cobden, Calico Printer audio
Download 24 - Henry Bessemer audio
Download 25 - John Bright, Manufacturer audio
Download 26 - Thomas Edward, Cobbler and Naturalist audio
Download 27 - Robert Dick, Baker and Naturalist audio
Download 28 - John Duncan, Weaver and Botanist audio
Download 29 - James Lackington, Second-Hand Bookseller audio
Download 30 - Horace Greeley's Start audio
Download 31 - James Gordon Bennett, and How He Founded His Herald audio
Download 32 - Three John Walters, and Their Newspaper audio
Download 34 - Sir Henry Cole audio
Download 35 - Charles Summers audio
Download 36 - William B. Astor, House-Owner audio
Download 38 - Paris-Duverney, French Financier audio
Download 39 - Sir Rowland Hill audio
Download 40 - Marie-Antoine Careme, French Cook audio
Download 41 - Wonderful Walker, Parson of All Work audio
Download 42 - Sir Christopher Wren audio
Download 43 - Sir John Rennie, Engineer audio
Download 44 - Sir Moses Montefiore audio
Download 45 - Marquis of Worcester, Inventor of the Steam Engine audio
Download 46 - An Old Dry-Goods Merchant's Recollections audio

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In 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.

Most of these chapters were published originally in "The Ledger" of New York, and a few of them in "The Youths' Companion" of Boston, the largest two circulations in the country. I have occasionally had reason to think that they were of some service to young readers, and I may add that they represent more labor and research than would be naturally supposed from their brevity. Perhaps in this new form they may reach and influence the minds of future leaders in the great and growing realm of business. I should pity any young man who could read the briefest account of what has been done in manufacturing towns by such men as John Smedley and Robert Owen without forming a secret resolve to do something similar if ever he should win the opportunity.

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