Charles F. Kettering: A Biography

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The engrossing story of the great inventor as a man and his philosophy.

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Early Years 18761904
Middle Years 19051919
Yesterday Today and Tomorrow 1920

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Page 17 - With the sunshine on thy face, Through thy torn brim's jaunty grace; From my heart I give thee joy, — I was once a barefoot boy ! Prince thou art, — the grown-up man Only is republican.
Page 4 - My definition of an educated man is the fellow who knows the right thing to do at the time it has to be done. You can be sincere and still be stupid.
Page 21 - There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it.
Page 23 - I've wandered to the village, Tom, I've sat beneath the tree, Upon the school-house play-ground, that sheltered you and me; But none were left to greet me, Tom; and few were left to know, Who played with us upon the green, some twenty years ago. The grass is just as green. Tom; bare-footed boys at play Were sporting, just as we did then, with spirits just as gay. But the "master...

About the author (2002)

Thomas Alvin Boyd was born in 1888, and received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Ohio State University in 1918. He later was awarded advanced degrees in both science and engineering from other institutions of higher learning. He was a member of Mr. Kettering's research staff for more than thirty years. He was also the recipient of the Lamme medal for meritorious achievement in engineering.

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