Friday, October 2, 2015

Capitalism in America - 100 Books on DVDrom (Captains of Industry)


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Contents of Disk (created on a Windows computer)  

Captains of Industry by James Parton 1896

The Oil-well Driller: A History of the World's Greatest Enterprise By Charles Austin Whiteshot 1905

The Story of Oil by Walter S Tower 1909

The Carnegie Millions and the Men who Made Them - being the inside history of the Carnegie Steel Company by James H Bridge 1903

The Romance of Steel - the Story of a Thousand Millionaires by Herbert N Casson 1907

Life of Jay Gould, how he Made his Millions by Murat Halstead 1892

Wizard of Wall Street and his Wealth - The Life and Deeds of Jay Gould by Trumbull White 1893

Financial Giants of America, Volume 1 by George F Redmond, 1922

Financial Giants of America, Volume 2 by George F Redmond, 1922

American Millionaires 1892

The Great Industries of the United States by Horace Greeley 1872

History of the Great American Fortunes, Volume 1 by Gustavus Myers 1910

History of the Great American Fortunes, Volume 2 by Gustavus Myers 1910

History of the Great American Fortunes, Volume 3 by Gustavus Myers 1910

Great Riches by Charles William Eliot 1906



Inspired Millionaires; an Interpretation of America by Gerald Stanley Lee 1908

The Money God - Chapters of Heresy and Dissent Concerning Business Methods and Mercenary ideals in American Life by John C Van Dyke 1908

The Things that are Caesar's - a Defense of Wealth by Guy M Walker 1922

American Individualism by Herbert Hoover 1922

A Study of John D. Rockefeller: The Wealthiest Man in the World by Marcus Monroe Brown 1905

A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860, Volume 1 by JL Bishop 1861

A History of American Manufactures from 1608 to 1860, Volume 2 by JL Bishop 1861

Americanism versus Bolshevism by Ole Hanson 1920

Stately homes in America from colonial times to the Present Day by Harry W Desmond 1903

The Masters of Capital - a Chronicle of Wall Street by John Moody 1919

Men who are making America by BC Forbes 1917

John D. Rockefeller and his Career by Silas Hubbard 1904

Random Reminiscences of Men and Events by John D. Rockefeller 1909

Famous American Fortunes and the men who Have Made Them by Laura C Holloway 1889

The Life of George Peabody by Phebe A Hanaford 1870

The Gospel of Wealth by Andrew Carnegie - 1901

The Life of James J. Hill - Volume 1 by Joseph Gilpin Pyle - 1917

The Life of James J. Hill - Volume 2 by Joseph Gilpin Pyle - 1917 (James J. Hill built the Great Northern Railroad without any government aid, even the right of way, through hundreds of miles of public lands, being paid for in cash)

How we Built the Union Pacific Railway by Grenville Dodge 1910

History of the Northern Pacific Railroad by Eugene V Smalley 1883

Hidden Treasures - Why some Succeed while others Fail by Harry A Lewis 1887

The Vanderbilts and the Story of Their Fortune by WA Croffut 1886



The Life and Ventures of the original John Jacob Astor by Elizabeth Gebhard 1915

Life of John Jacob Astor by James Parton 1865

The Old Merchants of New York City, Volume 1 by Walter Barrett 1889

The Old Merchants of New York City, Volume 2 by Walter Barrett 1889

The Old Merchants of New York City, Volume 3 by Walter Barrett 1889

The Old Merchants of New York City, Volume 4 by Walter Barrett 1889

The Old Merchants of New York City, Volume 5 by Walter Barrett 1889

Men and Mysteries of Wall Street by James K Medbery 1870

Some Successful Americans by Sherman Williams 1904

Men of Business by William O Stoddard 1893

Historic Mansions and Highways around Boston by Samuel A Drake 1904

History of the Prudential Insurance Company of America by FL Hoffman 1900

Life of PT Barnum with his Golden Rules for Money Making 1888

The Case for Capitalism by Hartley Withers 1920

The Evolution of Modern Capitalism: A Study of Machine Production By John Atkinson Hobson 1906

One Hundred Years' Progress of the United States by Charles Flint 1871

The Life story of J. Pierpont Morgan by Carl Hovey 1911

Millionaires and Kings of Enterprise by James Burnley 1901

Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie 1920

The Rise and Progress of the Standard Oil Company by Gilbert H Montague 1903

Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin 1814

Benjamin Franklin as an Economist by WA Wetzel 1895

Bulls and Bears of New York by William Hale Smith 1874

Financial History of the United States by Davis R Dewey 1920

My Life and Work by Henry Ford 1922

Henry Ford's Own Story - how a farmer boy rose to the power that goes with many millions, yet never lost touch with humanity, as told to Rose Wilder Lane 1917

What Henry Ford is Doing? by Frank Bonville 1921

The Truth about Henry Ford by Sarah T Bushnell 1922

America at Work by John F Fraser 1903

The Model T Ford Car by Victor W Page 1915

Marshall Field by John A Morison 1906

Marshall Field and Company by S. H. Ditchett 1922



Life, Adventures, Strange Career and Assassination of Col. James Fisk by George L Barkley 1872

The Life and Times of Col. James Fisk by RW McAlpine 1872

The Age of Big Business - a Chronicle of the Captains of Industry by Burton J Hendrick 1920

Industrial History of the United States by Louis Ray Wells 1922

The Economic History of the United States by Ernest Ludlow Bogart 1914

The Industrial Evolution of the United States by Carroll D Wright 1901

1795-1895 - One Hundred Years of American Commerce, a History of American Commerce by One Hundred Americans, with a chronological table of the important events of American commerce and invention within the past One Hundred Years, Volume 1 by C.M. Depew 1895

1795-1895 - One Hundred Years of American Commerce, a History of American Commerce by One Hundred Americans, with a chronological table of the important events of American commerce and invention within the past One Hundred Years, Volume 2 by C.M. Depew 1895

The Life of Henry Bradley Plant, founder and president of the Plant system of railroads and steamships and also of the Southern express company by G Hutchinson Smyth 1898

Edward Henry Harriman by John Muir 1912 (Edward Henry "Ned" Harriman was an American railroad executive.)

E. H. Harriman, a Biography, volume 1 by George Kennan 1922

E. H. Harriman, a Biography, volume 2 by George Kennan 1922

The Authentic History of the United States Steel Corporation by Arundel Cotter 1916

United States Steel - a Corporation with a Soul by Arundel Cotter 1921

The Story of Bethlehem Steel by Arundel Cotter 1916

Stories of the Great Railroads by Charles E Russell 1912

Chronicle of the Yerkes Family by Josiah G Leach 1904

Jacob Henry Schiff - A Biographical Sketch 1921

The Story of the Pullman Car by Joseph Husband 1917

When Railroads Were New by Charles F Carter 1909

H.J. Heinz Company 1910

George Westinghouse by Arthur Warren 1914

A Life of George Westinghouse by Henry G Prout 1921

George Westinghouse - his Life and Achievements by Francis E Leupp 1918

Above the Clouds and old New York - an historical sketch of the site and a description of the many wonders of the Woolworth building by H.A. Bruce 1913

Cathedral of Commerce (Woolworth Building) by Seymour B Durst 1921

Edison - his Life and Inventions by Frank L Dyer 1910

Thomas A. Edison - the Life-story of a Great American 1917

Cyrus Hall McCormick, his Life and Work by Herbert Newton Casson 1909 (Cyrus Hall McCormick was an inventor and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company)

Readings in the Economic History of the United States by Ernest Lublow Bogart 1917

An Outline of the Development of the Internal Commerce of the United States, 1789-1900 by TW Van Metre 1913

The Colonial Merchants and the American Revolution, 1763-1776 by Arthur M Schlesinger 1917

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1 comment:

  1. The Beginning of Wealth by Guy M. Walker (The Things that are Caesar's; a Defence of Wealth 1922)

    Two men of the Stone Age, feeling the pangs of hunger, picked up their stone hammers or axes and started out in search of food. They had hunted so long in the region of their cave that they had destroyed most of the game that formerly roamed near their habitation, and they now found that they were compelled to go farther and farther before finding anything to eat. On this particular occasion they had travelled and hunted for two days without making any kill, when good fortune brought them across a doe with its fawn. Starting in pursuit they soon captured the fawn while the doe bounded away. In their crude savage way they divided the little beast between them and proceeded to satisfy their hunger by consuming all they could hold of the little animal.

    Having finished their meal the younger of the two men dropped what remained of his half on the ground and went off to a nearby stream to quench his thirst, but the older of the two with a memory of his two-day hunger still upon him could not bring himself to throw away what was left of his half, and looking over his head saw a fork in the tree under which he had been eating, and leaping high he dropped the remaining meat in the forked branches and followed his companion to the stream.

    As soon as he quitted the spot where he and his companion had fed, the hungry wolves rushed to the spot and quickly devoured the offal and the meat abandoned by the younger man, but leaping high
    in their efforts to reach the piece deposited in the fork of the tree by the older man they failed and soon abandoned their efforts. After sleeping the two men began again their pursuit of game and their search for food. But they found it extremely scarce and the second day afterward they found themselves again oppressed with the pangs of hunger. Then the older man remembering that he had deposited what was left of his half of the fawn in the fork of the tree, said: "Instead of hunting farther for fresh game I am going back to the food I left in the tree," and the younger man not knowing what else to do followed his elder. Hunger hurried their steps and it took but a day to get back to the spot from which they had spent two days in wandering. Arriving there the older man found his meat safe in the tree and leaping lip he seized it and proceeded to satisfy his ravenous hunger. The younger man demanded his share but the older man growled in reply that they had divided the fawn originally and that he had saved what was left of his half while the younger man had thrown away what was left of his.

    The skill and strength of the older man made it unwise for the younger man to attack the older one as he felt an instinct to do, and so he began to beg, saying to the older man, "Give me half of the meat that you have saved and when my hunger is satisfied and my strength renewed I will go hunting and give you half of my next kill." But the older man ate on until finding his own hunger satisfied and some meat still remaining, said to the younger man, "I will give you what is left here if you will give me half of your next kill even tho it be a grown deer or a buffalo." To this the hungry young man eagerly assented, whereupon the older man pushed over toward him the shoulder of the fawn with the meat remaining on it.

    The saving of the uneaten portion of the fawn was the beginning of wealth and the use of it to save the starving young man, the beginning of capitalism, while the hunting of the younger hunter to repay the debt he owed to the older who had fed him when he was starving was the beginning of the wage system.

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