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Having collected several thousand dollars' worth of furs he shipped them to London and embarked as a passenger in the steerage. The trip showed him that ability to sell was quite as necessary as the ability to buy--a point which with all of his shrewdness Bowne had never guessed.
Paperback, 48 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published April 1st 2001)
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It's a short, fawning biography of the "founder" of an American dynasty. What I found most interesting was how it revealed what the author valued.
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