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Cyrus Field's Big Dream by Mary Morton Cowan
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Cyrus Field's Big Dream by Mary Morton Cowan
Sep 11, 2018 | ISBN 9781684371426

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“The relentless persistence of one man resulted in one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century and the transformation of international communication… (m)aking extensive use of primary sources, Cowan admiringly chronicles how… Field endured delays and failed attempts…Her well-paced, vivid account makes for a read that is at times gripping. An inspiring portrait of a man with a dream and his steadfast determination to achieve it.” –Kirkus Reviews

“This detailed biography, filled with archival reproductions, chronicles Field’s rise from a penniless paper mill worker to one of the richest men in New York City. Cowan relates the scientific and historical events that shaped the process….there is much for young entrepreneurs to learn.” –Booklist

“Cowan offers a detailed look at the great fortitude of an American pioneer who had an audacious vision. Field’s story is filled with examples of the kind of determination that is always beneficial for teens to experience in nonfiction…(and) provides insight about events that many teens do not know about, making this a good addition for library collections serving young adults.” –VOYA

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