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Book Review of The Electrical Genius of Liberty Hall: Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923)

The Electrical Genius of Liberty Hall: Charles Proteus Steinmetz (1865-1923)
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Copyright 1962, 127 pages. Written for young adults. From the Foreword, by Clyde D. Wagoner:

The life of Charles Proteus Steinmetz was a true Horatio Alger story. He was born a frail hunchback to parents in the most meager of circumstances. His mother died while he was still a child and he had to face life without the love and protection he so badly needed. Yet, against these odds, he became a great scientist, a benefactor of mankind, and he was revered and honored throughout the world.

Steinmetz was an idealist and dedicated his life to the betterment of man's lot in the world. His contributions to electricity were important and many but not his only concern. He was active in civic affairs, in conservation, in education. Above all, he loved children. He was never happier than when in their company. Knowing Steinmetz enriched my life. Reading about him can enrich yours. He was a genius, but also a warm and lovable man.


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