MEN OF INVENTION AND INDUSTRY
by Samuel Smiles
"Men there have been, ignorant of letters; without art, without
eloquence; who yet had the wisdom to devise and the courage to
perform that which they lacked language to explain. Such men
have worked the deliverance of nations and their own greatness.
Their hearts are their books; events are their tutors; great
actions are their eloquence."--MACAULAY.
CHAPTER I Phineas Pett:
Beginings of English Shipbuilding
CHAPTER II Francis Pettit Smith:
Practical introducer of the Screw Propeller
CHAPTER III John Harrison:
Inventor of the Marine Chronometer