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James Watt

James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
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This biography of the inventor James Watt covers his early years, successes and failures, and legacy.

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By Andrew Carnegie

Author of "The Empire of Business," "Gospel of Wealth," "Triumphant Democracy," "American Four in Hand in Britain," "Round the World," Etc.

New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1905

Copyright, 1905, by Doubleday, Page & Company Published, May, 1905

All rights reserved, including that of translation also right of translation into the Scandinavian languages.


When the publishers asked me to write the Life of Watt, I declined, stating that my thoughts were upon other matters. This settled the question, as I supposed, but in this I was mistaken. Why shouldn't I write the Life of the maker of the steam engine, out of which I had made fortune? Besides, I knew little of the history of the Steam Engine and of Watt himself, and the surest way to obtain knowledge was to comply with the publisher's highly complimentary request. In short, the subject would not down, and finally, I was compelled to write again, telling them that the idea haunted me, and if they still desired me to undertake it, I should do so with my heart in the task... Continue reading book >>

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