American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny

American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny

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The incredible story of nineteenth-century millionaire William Skinner, a leading founder of the American silk industry, who lost everything in a devastating flood—and his improbable, inspiring comeback to the pinnacle of the business world.

In 1845 a young, penniless William Skinner sailed in steerage class on a boat that took him from the slums of London to the United States. Endowed with rare knowledge in the art of dyeing and an uncanny business sense, he acquired… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Free Press (October 16, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 432 pages

File size: 15.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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