They Too Influenced a Nation's History

They Too Influenced a Nation's History

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The United States, ever since its inception, has recognized innumerable Americans, be they native-born or newly arrived immigrants, for their unique contributions to their nation's history and heritage. Many have been bestowed with honors. Many are legends, their memories forever cherished. Yet, there are so many other important American contributors that tend to be lesser-known or sometimes overlooked when examining the events of the country's past. This book accounts for 105 mini-biographies, each highlighting the life of a lesser-known contributor, their achievements, influences and impacts on America's development. A picture of many faces, from many places, from many walks of life.Founder of a company to manufacture elevators with improved safety devices which gave impetus to the rapid building of ... Elisha Graves Otis, born in 1811 on a Vermont farm, tended to have a natural aptitude for mechanics, in the great American ... His designs evolved from an uncanny ability to formulate how things would work in his own mind and then testing his ideas with trial and error testings .

Title:They Too Influenced a Nation's History
Author: Abraham Resnick
Publisher:iUniverse - 2003-07-09

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