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The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie and the Gospe&hellip by Andrew Carnegie
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A genius? - not sure, 5 July 2011
Cannot quite get my head around this man's life.
Interesting and quite revealing account of a somewhat naive person who managed to get on and do some good.

I do not think for a minute that his account of the deaths of workers and law enforcement officers at the very serious union dispute at one of his companies is accurate at all.
Too much into religion for my liking and he talked a fair load of rubbish at times.

Impressed with what he did with his accumulated wealth towards the end of his life.

Worth reading, in fact this should be required reading for all those fat-cats at the top of industry out there.
Clay that burns: A history of the fletton brick in&hellip by Richard Hillier
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
As a former Kiln Burner at the Stewartby Works Bedford and in the Whittlesby and Fletton/Peterborough areas I look back with fond regards to working for the London Brick Company. I have recently gone back to being a fulltime Kiln Burner on a Hoffman brick kiln.

The Fletton brick industry produced a revolutionary brickmacking process that was and still is the most "Green" bricks ever produced as the Lower Oxford Clay that they use has a very high inbuilt fuel content that ignites itself and brings itself up to full Burning temperature without the need for using coal, a unique feature of the "Fletton" brick industry of the Peterborough area that first started this new process… Read more
The quick and the dead by William Arthur Waterton
The quick and the dead by William Arthur Waterton
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
This book is an absolute relevation on test flying within the British aircraft organisations and aircraft manufacturers. At last the bull-hit is confined to the dustbin and one really gets to know with astonishing frankness and truth what really went on behind the scenes for once.
Squadron Leader Waterton lifts the veil on the lack of cooperation from the non-flying side to improving and altering the faults in these prototypes which resulted in many fatalities amongst the test flying elite.
Many faults which could have been done at minor cost such as putting switches/levers and other controls in a safer and more logical area. Other major design changes to wings and other… Read more