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Young Man in a Hurry: The Story of Cyrus W. Field

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A biography of the man who rose from debt to amass a small fortune, and became the driving force behind the successful laying of the first transatlantic telegraph cable.
Library Binding, 238 pages
Published September 1st 1958 by Harpercollins Juvenile Books
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Mar 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: teen-lit
I just finished reading this aloud to the kids and was quite inspired by it. How nonchalantly I read a simple sentence or paragraph in my high school history text: Cyrus Field laid the first Transatlantic Cable. End of story.

Hardly! The obstacles this man faced were astonishing, and I had now idea the character required to soldier on. It made me realize that success only sounds easy when it is happening to others. In fact, it always comes after great perseverance.

In fact, such was shared in the
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Born on April 19th, Jean Lee Latham grew up in Buckhannon, West Virginia. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College, where she wrote plays and operated the county newspaper’s linotype machine. She earned a master’s degree at Cornell University. While completing her degree, Ms. Latham taught English, history, and drama at Ithaca.

Once she graduated, she became editor-in-chief of the Dramatic Publi
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