Hidden Treasures


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"Some succeed while others fail. This is a recognized fact; yet history tells us that seven-tenths of our most successful men began life poor." A selection of mini-biographies teaches us how some successful men have overcome odds to make their mark on history. (Summary by Lynne Thompson (quote from Introduction)) (16 hr 38 min)

Chapters

Preface, Introduction, Quotations 7:13 Read by Lynne T
Daniel Drew 5:52 Read by Lynne T
Russell Sage 4:07 Read by Lynne T
Cornelius Vanderbilt 9:36 Read by Lynne T
Amos Lawrence 10:25 Read by TriciaG
Horace B. Claflin 3:31 Read by TriciaG
William E. Dodge 3:59 Read by Greg Giordano
Jay Gould 14:45 Read by Mike Pelton
John Wannamaker 4:22 Read by Mike Pelton
Alexander T. Stewart 8:03 Read by Mike Pelton
Nicholas Longworth 4:40 Read by Mike Pelton
Robert Bonner 4:46 Read by deongines
William G. Fargo 3:08 Read by deongines
James C. Flood 5:20 Read by deongines
John W. MacKay 5:05 Read by deongines
James C. Fair 11:55 Read by shawnzhu
Horace Greeley 16:02 Read by Chessie Joy
Thurlow Weed 7:02 Read by Chessie Joy
George W. Childs 10:47 Read by Mike Pelton
James Gordon Bennett 7:59 Read by Mike Pelton
Phineas T. Barnum 4:15 Read by Greg Giordano
Matthew Vassar 3:28 Read by Mike Pelton
John Jacob Astor 4:40 Read by Tom Merritt
Potter Palmer 4:04 Read by Tom Merritt
James Harper 7:55 Read by Tom Merritt
Henry Disston 3:38 Read by Tom Merritt
Peter Cooper 8:29 Read by deongines
George Law 3:39 Read by deongines
Darius O. Mills 4:41 Read by deongines
Stephen Girard 8:53 Read by Lynne T
Moses Taylor 3:45 Read by deongines
William C. Ralston 6:59 Read by deongines
George Peabody 7:01 Read by deongines
William W. Corcoran 5:11 Read by deongines
Nathan Mayer Rothschild 10:03 Read by deongines
John Adams, Part 1 36:33 Read by Lynne T
John Adams, Part 2 42:02 Read by Arnie Horton
Thomas Jefferson 14:40 Read by Tom Merritt
John Marshall 7:50 Read by Lynne T
Alexander Hamilton 8:22 Read by Greg Giordano
James Madison 32:03 Read by Mike Pelton
James Monroe 11:49 Read by Greg Giordano
Lewis Cass 4:05 Read by Etel Buss
John C. Calhoun 13:26 Read by Kevin W. Davidson
Robert Y. Hayne 5:06 Read by Etel Buss
Daniel Webster 33:07 Read by Greg Giordano
Andrew Jackson 20:17 Read by Jill Engle
Thomas H. Benton 14:09 Read by Greg Giordano
Henry Clay 10:30 Read by Greg Giordano
Martin Van Buren 8:13 Read by Greg Giordano
Stephen Arnold Douglass 6:42 Read by Tom Merritt
Abbott Lawrence 3:08 Read by Tom Merritt
Alexander H. Stephens 20:34 Read by Tom Merritt
Millard Fillmore 7:07 Read by Etel Buss
William H. Seward 11:21 Read by Tom Merritt
Horatio Seymour 6:57 Read by Greg Giordano
Winfield S. Hancock 7:46 Read by Lynne T
George B. McClellan 4:53 Read by Tom Merritt
Ulysses Simpson Grant 7:51 Read by Jill Engle
Stonewall Jackson 5:29 Read by Tom Merritt
General Robert E. Lee 8:46 Read by Tom Merritt
Henry Wilson 4:55 Read by Etel Buss
Abraham Lincoln 29:54 Read by Jill Engle
Edward Everett 10:06 Read by Tom Merritt
Edwin M. Stanton 11:57 Read by Tom Merritt
Andrew Johnson 8:59 Read by Tom Merritt
James A. Garfield 15:49 Read by Greg Giordano
Chester A. Arthur 8:09 Read by Greg Giordano
John A. Logan 10:32 Read by John Lieder
James G. Blaine, Part 1 27:40 Read by Mike Pelton
James G. Blaine, Part 2 41:43 Read by Mike Pelton
Samuel J. Tilden 13:53 Read by Dan Darbandi
Henry Ward Beecher 23:39 Read by DPranitis
James Watt 12:32 Read by Availle
George Stephenson 15:42 Read by Garth Burton
Benjamin Franklin 12:47 Read by Tom Merritt
Eli Whitney 3:29 Read by Tom Merritt
Robert Fulton 12:54 Read by Greg Giordano
Elias Howe, Jnr. 17:16 Read by Tom Merritt
Isaac M. Singer 5:30 Read by Garth Burton
Richard M. Hoe 7:31 Read by Garth Burton
Charles Goodyear 8:53 Read by Tom Merritt
Professor S.F.B. Morse 10:51 Read by Availle
Cyrus W. Field 11:30 Read by Lynne T
George M. Pullman 7:06 Read by David Olson
Thomas A. Edison 8:52 Read by Availle
Success And Failure 10:43 Read by Availle
Concentration Of Effort 9:10 Read by Availle
Self-Reliance 11:05 Read by Availle
Economy Of Time 7:28 Read by Availle
Causes Of Failure 29:49 Read by Availle