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Samuel Smiles

Life: 1812-1904

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Industrial Biography
Iron Workers and Tool Makers, [en] 1863

The Life of Thomas Telford
Civil Engineer with an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britian, [en] 1867

The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson
Comprising Also a History of the Invention and Introduction of the Railway Locomotive, [en] 1868

Character, [en] 1871

Self Help
With Illustrations of Conduct and Perserverance, [en] 1875

Men of Invention and Industry, [en] 1884

Jasmin: Barber, Poet, Philanthropist, [en] 1891

Thrift, [en] 1892

The Huguenots in France, [en] 1903

A Boy's Voyage Round the World, [en] 1905

A Publisher and His Friends
Memoir and Correspondence of John Murray; With an Account of the Origin and Progress of the House, 1768-1843, [en] 1911

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