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By: Anonymous (editor), MEN WHO HAVE RISEN, containing Authentic and Entertaining Biographies of the Most Celebrated Inventors, Discoverers, Merchants, Mechanics, Capitalists, Scientists and Scholars.
Publisher: New York, International Book Company,
Edition: No edition
Contains chapters on George Stephenson, railway pioneer; the beginning of the Rothschild family; the rise of the Peel family; Alexander Wilson, ornithologist; Benjamin West, artist; millionaire John Jacob Astor; bookseller William Hutton; Sir John Franklin, navigator; John Frederic Oberlin, pastor; linguist Elihu Burritt; Wilhelm, the knife-grinder; geologist Hugh Miller; Linnaeus the naturalist; engineer John Smeaton; and David Rittenhouse, the mathematician. Orange cl... View more info