This antiquarian volume contains Albert Bigelow Paine’s 1921 biography of Theodore Newton Vail, “In One Man's Life - Being Chapters from the Personal and Business Career of Theodore N. Vail”. Theodore Newton Vail (1845–1920) was an influential telephone industrialist in America. A straightforward and factual account of one of America’s most successful industrialists, this volume constitutes a must-read for aspiring entrepreneurs, and would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: “The Day of the Pioneers”, “A Little Boy From Ohio”, “School Days”, “The Fascination of the Wires”, “A Young Man in New York”, “A Young Man Goes West”, “The Diary Comes to an End”, “Back to the Wires”, “A New World to Conquer”, “Building a New Home”, “The Way of the Mails”, “Reforming the Railway Mails”, etcetera. Many vintage texts such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now, in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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