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Captains of Industry

James Parton

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

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. (Summary from the Preface)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 57m


Chapters

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04:10

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

13:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:39


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

20:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

14:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:25


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

11:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

19:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

12:02


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

12:07


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:57


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

12:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:54


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:18


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

10:54


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

17:29


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

18:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

11:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

10:37


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

29:13


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

14:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:22


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

09:19


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:40


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

12:49


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:32


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

10:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

12:09