Captains of Industry

or, Men of Business Who Did Something Besides Making Money

Cover image for

Download


Author: James Parton
Published: 1890
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,630 / 267 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Categories: CT, H
Downloads: 7,670
Added to site: 2006.12.10
mnybks.net#: 15517
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Biography, Business
Excerpt

hammers, which I now cherish among my treasures.

If it had been a picture, I should have had it framed and hung up over my desk, a perpetual admonition to me to do my work well; not too fast; not too much of it; not with any showy false polish; not letting anything go till I had done all I could to make it what it should be.

In telling this little story, I have told thousands of stories. Take the word hammer out of it, and put glue in its place, and you have the history of Peter Cooper. By putting in other words, you can make the true history of every great business in the world which has lasted thirty years.

The true "protective system," of which we hear so much, is to make the best article; and he who does this need not buy a ticket for Colorado.


ICHABOD WASHBURN,

WIRE-MAKER.

Of all our manufactures few have had a more rapid development than wire-making. During the last thirty years the world has been girdled by telegraphic wires and

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Captains of Industry by James Parton - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Captains of Industry by James Parton - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for Captains of Industry by James Parton - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for Captains of Industry by James Parton - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for Captains of Industry by James Parton - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for Captains of Industry by James Parton - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
Siddhartha
by Herman Hesse
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
The Confessions
by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The Autobiography of Ben Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin
Charles Lyell and Modern Geology
by Thomas George Bonney
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson
Abraham Lincoln
by George Haven Putnam

See more popular titles from this genre.