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DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN BIOGRAPHY - VOLUMES I to X; and SUPPLIMENTS ONE THROUGH EIGHT - 16 VOLUME SET

by Johnson, Allen (edited by)

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very good, maroon cloth, (hardcover)
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. HC. very good, maroon cloth, (hardcover). EXTRA SHIPPING WILL BE REQUIRED - Nice clean, bright and tight set. Renewal copyright dates begin with 1964 in volume 1, up to 1988 for Supplement 8. Some supplement volumes are two volumes in one book. Please provide zip code for shipping quote in US.
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L. RAMSAY MACDONALD: LABOR'S MAN OF DESTINY

by Tiltman, H. Hessell

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Published
1929
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New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1929. HC. very good, maroon cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket. B&W illustrations. 456pp.
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EVERYBODY WINS! A LIFE IN FREE ENTERPRISE

by Cain, Gordan

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Published
1997
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fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover)
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9780941901147
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Philadelphia, PA: Chemical Heritage Press, 1997. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0941901149 A case study in American business enterprise told though the life of an extraordinary man. This book chronicles how chemical engineer Gordan Cain effected a turnaround in the commodity chemicals industry through the strategies of innovative management, employee stock ownership, and leveraged… Read more
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THOMAS ALVA EDISON: BUILDER OF CIVILIZATION

by Garbedian, Gordon

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Published
1947
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New York: Julian Messner, Inc, 1947. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). ill. by Robert Burns. 231pp.
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EDISON AT WORK: THE THOMAS A. EDISON LABORATORY AT WEST ORANGE, NEW JERSEY - The Famous Museum Series

by Hutchings, David W.

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Published
1969
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very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover)
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9780803818934
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New York: Hastings House, Publishers, 1969. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0803818939 Where did Edison work? What sort of shop did he have? How did he go about discovering his world-changing inventions? The answers are in the Thomas Edison Museum at West Orange, NJ, the laboratories and machine shops he worked in for… Read more
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EDISON

by Beasley, Rex (foreword by Herbert Hoover)

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Published
1964
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good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in
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Philadelphia, PA: Chilton Books, 1964. HC. good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover) review slip laid in. B&W illustrations. In this book, Edison is seen in a conflict of moods as he proves, pushes, and shouts for the results he is determined to achieve. 176pp.
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THOMAS ALVA EDISON: AN AMERICAN MYTH

by Wachhorst, Wyn

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Published
1982
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good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover)
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9780262231084
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Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1982. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0262231085 Book traces the transmutations of Edison's image in the eyes of his countrymen as the ideal embodiment of American values and virtues: hard work, perserverance, the gospel of technological progress, the mythology of the self-made man, individualism, optimism, practically mingled with… Read more
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EDISON AS IN THOUGHT IN HIS LAB -- Original Copperplate Etching

by Bernhardt Wall (1872-1956); Thomas A. Edison

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Published
1915
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fine, exceptional matting and framing
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1915. HC. fine, exceptional matting and framing. Original copperplate etching (approximately 8.5 inches by 7 inches) titled EDISON AS IN THOUGHT IN HIS LAB, framed beautifully in a 20.5 inch by 20 inch frame with inset title. Profile image of Edison with laboratory equipment behind him. His eyes are closed as if in thought. Signed in pencil by… Read more
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EDISON: INVENTING THE CENTURY

by Baldwin, Neil (with bookplate signed by the author)

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Published
1995
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very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover)
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9780786860418
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New York: Hyperion, 1995. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W photos. ISBN 0786860413 "The first biography of Thomas Edison to distinquish the myth from the complex and self-contradictory man, and the first to place him in the intellectual and cultural context of his times." 531pp.
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F. WAYLAND AYER FOUNDER - THE BUSINESS PIONEER

by Babst, Earl D.; Wood, Jarvis A. (introduction by)

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Published
1923
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very good+, flexible leather, teg (hardcover) in original box
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Philadelphia: N. W. Ayer & Son, 1923. HC. very good+, flexible leather, teg (hardcover) in original box. Herein you may read of F. Wayland Ayer as his purposeful and dutiful life revealed him to other men: as a business pioneer, a farmer, a religious leaders, a friend, a Christian statesman." 80pp.
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THE du PONTS OF DELAWARE: A FANTASTIC DYNASTY

by Carr, William H. A.

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Published
1964
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New York: Dodd, Mead & Co, 1964. HC. good w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. Illustrated with genealogical charts, a map and photographs. 368pp.
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DR, SPERRY AS WE KNEW HIM

by Durgin, Russell L. (editor English section); Kawaguchi, Zenichi (editor Japanese section)

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Published
1931
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very good++, red leather spine, teg (hardcover) in slipcase
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$400.00

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Yokohama, Japan: The Nichi-Bei Press, 1931. HC. very good++, red leather spine, teg (hardcover) in slipcase. B&W illustrations. Published in the memory of the inventor and business man Elmer A. Sperry. The Japanese section runs to page 199, and the English section (a translation) to page 477. Contents of English Section: I. The Life of Dr. Sperry,… Read more
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MEMOIRS OF A MAVERICK PUBLISHER

by Stern, J. David

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Published
1962
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good w/lightly edge worn dustjacket (hardcover)
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1962. HC. good w/lightly edge worn dustjacket (hardcover). The candid confessions of a liberal, independent newspaper man, covering his forty years from cub reporter to owner." 320pp.
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THE LION OF WALL STREET: THE TWO LIVES OF JACK DREYFUS

by Dreyfus, Jack

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Published
1996
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fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover)
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9780895264619
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Washington, DC: Regnery Publishing, 1996. HC. fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover). B&W photos. ISBN 0895264617 Dreyfus, Wall Street maverick and founder of the billion-dollar Dreyfus Fund, offers the story of his remarkable life, from his early years in Montgomery, Alabama, through college, the Coast Guard, and eventually to the New York Stock Exhange, where he created his formula… Read more
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THE LEGEND OF HENRY FORD

by Sward, Keith

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Published
1948
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New York: Rinehart & Company, Inc, 1948. HC. good, green cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket - light edgewear. The result of ten years of research, this is the first definitive work on the great industrialist who built an automobile into a veritable empire. 501pp.
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THE GUGGENHEIMS AND THE AMERICAN DREAM

by Hoyt, Edwin P.

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Published
1967
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New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1967. HC. good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover). In 1847 the Guggenheims (fourteen of them) left a tiny Swiss ghetto for the dream of freedom. Simon and his eldest son, Meyer, became manufacturers of stove polish. By World War I, Meyer's sons were worth more than $500 million, and were the most important men in… Read more
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EDISON: THE MAN WHO MADE THE FUTURE

by Clark, Ronald W.

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Published
1977
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9780399119521
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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1977. HC. very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0399119523 The author describes Edison's early untutored upbringing, his first inventions, and his struggles in the industrial jungle. His great achievement in perfecting the world's first system of incandescent lighting and his success in building the first phonograph are graphically described,… Read more
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A GOODLY HERITAGE

by Noyes, Pierrepont B.

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Published
1958
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New York: Rinehart & Co., Inc, 1958. HC. good w/good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. The continuing autobiography of an imaginative businessman and the part his boyhood in the unique Oneida Community played in shaping his successful career." Noyes helped to build one of America's largest silver companies, Oneida Ltd., makers of community plate. 275pp.
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OBSESSION: THE LIVES AND TIMES OF CALVIN KLEIN

by Gaines, Steven & Churcher, Sharon

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Published
1994
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very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover)
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9781559722353
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New York: Birch Lane Press, 1994. HC. very good+ w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). 31 B&W ill.. ISBN 1559722355 A tale of fashion, power, and self-creation-a riveting business story of an ambitious man who scaled his way to the top of New York's cutthroat garment industry, building an influential and far-reaching financial kingdom. 414pp.
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THE INCREDIBLE PIERPONT MORGAN: FINANCIER & ART COLLECTOR

by Canfield, Cass

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Published
1974
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very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover)
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9780060105990
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New York: Harper & Row, 1974. HC. very good w/very good dustjacket (hardcover). B&W illustrations. ISBN 0060105992 Contents are divided between Morgan the man and his business dealings, and Morgan the collector and how he built up his art collection. 176pp.
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