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Self-Help: With Illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance By Samuel Smiles
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This book is the origins of Samuel Smiles' most famous book. Self-Help elevated him to celebrity status almost overnight, he became a leading pundit and much-consulted guru. Robert Tressell, in his... More > novel The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, said Self-Help was a book "suitable for perusal by persons suffering from almost complete obliteration of the mental faculties". The founder of Toyota, Toyoda was influenced and a copy Self-Help is at the museum that exists on Toyoda's birth site. Robert Blatchford, a socialist activist, said it was "one of the most delightful and invigorating books it has been my happy fortune to meet with" and argued it should be taught in schools. Jonathan Rose has argued that labour leaders who commented on Self-Help praised it and it was not until after the Great War that criticisms of Smiles in worker's memoirs appeared.The Labour Party MPs William Johnson and Thomas Summerbell admired Smiles' work and the Communist miners leader, A. J. Cook, "started out with Self-Help".< Less
Character By Samuel Smiles
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Character is one of the greatest motive powers in the world. In its noblest embodiments, it exemplifies human nature in its highest forms, for it exhibits man at his best — Men of genuine... More > excellence, in every station of life-men of industry, of integrity, of high principle, of sterling honesty of purpose-command the spontaneous homage of mankind. It is natural to believe in such men, to have confidence in them, and to imitate them. All that is good in the world is upheld by them, and without their presence in it the world would not be worth living in. SAMUEL SMILES is best known today as a prolific author of books that extol the virtues of self-help, character and duty, and of biographies lauding the achievements of famous civil and mechanical engineers among whom are Brindley, Smeaton, Rennie, Boulton, Watt, Telford and the Stephensons, but, oddly, not Isambard Kingdom Brunel.< Less
MEN OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY By Samuel Smiles
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The early chapters relate to the history of a very important branch of British industry--that of Shipbuilding. A later chapter, kindly prepared by Sir Edward J. Harland, of Belfast, relates to the... More > origin and progress of shipbuilding in Ireland. Many of the facts set forth in the Life and Inventions of William Murdock have already been published in my 'Lives of Boulton and Watt;" but these are now placed in a continuous narrative, and supplemented by other information, more particularly the correspondence between Watt and Murdock, communicated to me by the present representative of the family, Mr. Murdock, C.E, of Gilwern, near Abergavenny.< Less
MEN OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY By Samuel Smiles
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The early chapters relate to the history of a very important branch of British industry--that of Shipbuilding. A later chapter, kindly prepared by Sir Edward J. Harland, of Belfast, relates to the... More > origin and progress of shipbuilding in Ireland. Many of the facts set forth in the Life and Inventions of William Murdock have already been published in my 'Lives of Boulton and Watt;" but these are now placed in a continuous narrative, and supplemented by other information, more particularly the correspondence between Watt and Murdock, communicated to me by the present representative of the family, Mr. Murdock, C.E, of Gilwern, near Abergavenny.< Less
The Life of George Stephenson and of his Son Robert Stephenson By Samuel Smiles
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George Stephenson (1781 – 1848) was a civil and mechanical engineer who, through his work constructing the first intercity railway line between Manchester and Liverpool and (along with his son... More > Robert) designing the locomotive “Rocket” that was to win the Rainhill Trials, became known as the “Father of Railways” Born in Northumberland he was illiterate until the age of 18, but realising the value of education he used his wages as an engineman at a local colliery to fund his studies at night school. In 1811 he offered to improve the pumping engine at High Pit, Killingworth which he did with such success that he was promoted to enginewright and in his new position became an expert in steam driven machinery< Less
The Huguenots - Their settlements, churches, and industries, in England and Ireland By Samuel Smiles
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The most important emigrations of skilled foreigners from Europe to England, were occasioned by the religious persecutions which prevailed in Flanders and France for a considerable period after the... More > Reformation. There were two great waves of foreign population then flowed over from Europe into England, — probably the largest which have occurred since the date of the Saxon settlement. The first took place in the latter half of the sixteenth century, and consisted partly of French, but principally of Flemish Protestants; the second, towards the end of the seventeenth century, consisted almost entirely of French Huguenots. The loss which this occasioned to France was not far short of a million of persons, and these were her best and most industrious subjects. The circumstances connected with this remarkable exodus, exercised an important influence on the political, religious, and industrial history of Northern Europe.< Less
The Huguenots - Their settlements, churches, and industries, in England and Ireland By Samuel Smiles
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The most important emigrations of skilled foreigners from Europe to England, were occasioned by the religious persecutions which prevailed in Flanders and France for a considerable period after the... More > Reformation. There were two great waves of foreign population then flowed over from Europe into England, — probably the largest which have occurred since the date of the Saxon settlement. The first took place in the latter half of the sixteenth century, and consisted partly of French, but principally of Flemish Protestants; the second, towards the end of the seventeenth century, consisted almost entirely of French Huguenots. The loss which this occasioned to France was not far short of a million of persons, and these were her best and most industrious subjects. The circumstances connected with this remarkable exodus, exercised an important influence on the political, religious, and industrial history of Northern Europe.< Less
Thrift By Samuel Smiles
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Thrift is the basis of Self-Help, and the foundation of much that is excellent in Character. The principles of Thrift are essential for the times we are living in. The object of this book is to... More > induce men to employ their means for worthy purposes, and not to waste them upon selfish indulgences. Many enemies have to be encountered in accomplishing this object. There are idleness, thoughtlessness, vanity, vice, intemperance. The last is the worst enemy of all. Numerous cases are cited in the course of the following book, which show that one of the best methods of abating the Curse of Drink, is to induce old and young to practise the virtue of Thrift.< Less
Self-Help: Ancient Secrets For Modern Life! By Samuel Smiles
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This amazing book was written in 1882 and unlike the self-help books today it provide real information that the reader can readily apply to their lives to make a difference. It is not just about... More > feeling better, but this book will actually make one a better person. A person more able to succeed at ANYTHING they desire to do. From the author: "The object of the book briefly is, to re-inculcate these old-fashioned but wholesome lessons-which perhaps cannot be too often urged, that youth must work in order to enjoy,-that nothing creditable can be accomplished without application and diligence,-that the student must not be daunted by difficulties, but conquer them by patience and perseverance,-and that, above all, he must seek elevation of character, without which capacity is worthless and worldly success is naught. If the author has not succeeded in illustrating these lessons, he can only say that he has failed in his object."< Less
Self-Help: Ancient Secrets For Modern Life! By Samuel Smiles
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This amazing book was written in 1882 and unlike the self-help books today it provide real information that the reader can readily apply to their lives to make a difference. It is not just about... More > feeling better, but this book will actually make one a better person. A person more able to succeed at ANYTHING they desire to do. From the author: "The object of the book briefly is, to re-inculcate these old-fashioned but wholesome lessons-which perhaps cannot be too often urged, that youth must work in order to enjoy,-that nothing creditable can be accomplished without application and diligence,-that the student must not be daunted by difficulties, but conquer them by patience and perseverance,-and that, above all, he must seek elevation of character, without which capacity is worthless and worldly success is naught. If the author has not succeeded in illustrating these lessons, he can only say that he has failed in his object."< Less

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