[SIGCIS-Members] Two more biographies
CeruzziP at si.edu
Wed Sep 9 09:51:53 PDT 2020
I am enjoying the "meta-discussion" about the value of biographies. Although not directly computer-related, these two deserve mention:
(Bonus points if you went to a Jesuit high school and read them in Latin.)
This edition is edited by Thomas Parke Hughes. At one time required reading for anyone studying the history of technology.
Lives of the Engineers | The MIT Press<https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/lives-engineers>
The original edition of this work, first printer as two volumes in 1861, has long been out of print and is now a collector's item. Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) was a popular writer of “edifying” books, in the Victorian sense, whose best-known work, Self-Help (published in 1859), had sold almost a quarter of a million copies by 1900. As a British counterpart of the writers of American ...
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