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BUILDERS of OUR
MEN OF 1914
AN ACCURATE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF PROMINENT MEN IN ALL
LINES OF ACTIVITY
BUSINESS MEN, MERCHANTS, MANUFACTURERS, FINAN
CIERS, STATESMEN, LAWYERS, JURISTS,
FOUNDERS, MAKERS AND BUILDERS OF OUR
Entered according to Act of Congress
in the Year 1915, by the AMERICAN PUBLISHERS' ASSOCIATION in the Office of the Librarian of Congress
at Washington, D. C.
THE HISTORY of the race is but that of the
individual “writ large,” and we do not know the real history of any age or country until we know about its characteristic men. Most of the men described are now active in business and professional careers, but a few sketches have been added of men whose achievements are still fresh in memory.
Universal history, the history of what man has accomplished in this world, is at the bottom the history of the great men who have worked here; and there can be no true criticism of a great American which is not founded upon the knowledge of his work in daily life. Whether it be in the diary of the frontiersman or in the elegant studies of the university.
This work is thoroughly National, covering every part of the United States, and puts in enduring form something of the history of great American merchants, manufacturers, railroad builders and other great men who have played an important part in the country's history.
This most admirable collection of contemporary biography of America's foremost leaders of life and