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Smiles, Samuel 1812-1904

Overview
Works: 516 works in 3,105 publications in 17 languages and 26,415 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Church history  Records and correspondence  Biographies  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Reviews  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Inscriber, Honoree
Classifications: TA139,
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Self-help; with illustrations of conduct & perseverance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

453 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in America by Samuel Smiles( Book )

119 editions published between 1867 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular Victorian writers, Samuel Smiles (1812-1904) made his name in 1859 with the original self-improvement manual, Self-Help. His highly successful multi-volume Lives of the Engineers contained biographies of men who had, like him, achieved greatness not through privilege but through hard work. In this 1867 book, Smiles examines the part played in British society and economic life by the Protestants who either left France to escape religious persecution or were expelled after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. The appeal of the topic to Smiles probably lay in the proverbial industry and hard work of these refugees, who arrived penniless but rapidly made their way to prosperity, to social acceptance, and, in only two or three generations, to some of the highest positions in the land. This fascinating work covers the history of the Huguenots and discusses some of their famous descendants
Lives of the engineers by Samuel Smiles( Book )

62 editions published between 1861 and 2006 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Smiles's Lives of the Engineers looks at locomotives and George and Robert Stephenson's lives
Industrial biography: iron workers and tool makers by Samuel Smiles( Book )

102 editions published between 1863 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following from the author's 'Lives of the Engineers', this accessible work presents the lives of many celebrated inventors, mechanics, and iron-workers - the founders in great measure of the modern industry of Britain
Character by Samuel Smiles( Book )

151 editions published between 1871 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
The life of George Stephenson, railway engineer by Samuel Smiles( Book )

80 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography discusses the life of George Stephenson. He improved on the earlier steam-powered locomotive designs by using flanged-wheel adhesion on his locomotive, the Blücher. He also built the Locomotion, the train of choice on the Stockton and Darlington Railway. That railway was the first public steam railway in the world and had considerable influence on the wide-spread use of trains. His train Rocket won the Rainhill Trials, a competition for locomotions of the time. He continued to make larger, better-running trains throughout his life
Thrift by Samuel Smiles( Book )

109 editions published between 1875 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
A publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843 by Samuel Smiles( Book )

43 editions published between 1891 and 2014 in English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of a Scotch naturalist : Thomas Edward, associate of the Linnaean society by Samuel Smiles( Book )

82 editions published between 1876 and 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes : with a visit to the country of the Vaudois by Samuel Smiles( Book )

64 editions published between 1873 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josiah Wedgwood, F.R.S., his personal history by Samuel Smiles( Book )

32 editions published between 1894 and 1997 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from Lives of the engineers, with an account of their principal works by Samuel Smiles( Book )

4 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duty : with illustrations of courage, patience and endurance by Samuel Smiles( Book )

119 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl J. Martinson collection
Men of invention and industry by Samuel Smiles( Book )

59 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smiles continues his memoirs of men of invention and industry, following the previous titles 'Lives of Engineers', 'Industrial Biography' and 'Self-help'
James Nasmyth engineer; an autobiography by James Nasmyth( Book )

38 editions published between 1883 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a digitally printed version of the 1883 autobiography of James Nasmyth, the Scottish scientist and inventor who is remembered for his contributions to the the machine tool industry and his invention of the steam hammer
Robert Dick, baker, of Thurso, geologist and botanist by Samuel Smiles( Book )

24 editions published between 1878 and 1997 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of George Stephenson and of his son Robert Stephenson; comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the railway locomotive by Samuel Smiles( Book )

47 editions published between 1845 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in 1881, this is the definitive biography of George Stephenson, written by the acknowledged master of industrial archaeology and biography"--Amazon.com, viewed September 12, 2013
Lives of Boulton and Watt. Principally from the original Soho mss. Comprising also a history of the invention and introduction of the steam engine by Samuel Smiles( Book )

30 editions published between 1865 and 2007 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasmin, barber, poet, philanthropist by Samuel Smiles( Book )

31 editions published between 1891 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Thomas Telford, civil engineer. With an introductory history of roads and travelling in Great Britain by Samuel Smiles( Book )

22 editions published between 1867 and 2014 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in America
Alternative Names
Forfatter:Samuel Smiles britisk skribent

Samiuelis Smailsas

Sāmiyuyel Smaiyals 1812-1904

Samuel Smiles britisk skribent

Samuel Smiles Brits schrijver (1812-1904)

Samuel Smiles brittisk författare

Samuel Smiles englischer Moralschriftsteller

Samuel Smiles scrittore, giornalista e politico scozzese

Smail's, Samuel.

Smāilsa, Sēmuēla 1812-1904

Smailsas, Samuel 1812-1904

Smailss, Z. 1812-1904

Smailss, Z. (Zamuels), 1812-1904

Smaiyals, Sāmiyuyel 1812-1904

Smajls, S.

Smayls, Samuēl 1812-1904

Smiles, Samuel

Sumairusu

Sumairusu, Samyuru

Смайлс, С 1812-1904

Смайлс, С. (Сэмюел), 1812-1904

Смайлс, Самуэль 1812-1904

Смайлс, Сэмюел 1812-1904

Смайлс, Сэмюэл шотландский писатель и реформатор

Смайльс, С 1812-1904

Смайльс, Самуил 1812-1904

Смайльс, Самуэль 1812-1904

Смайльс, Самюэль 1812-1904

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ساموئل اسمایلز نویسنده بریتانیایی

سميلز، صموئيل

صميلز، صموئيل

სმაილსი, სამეულ.

새무얼 스마일즈

스마일스 1812-1904

스마일스, S. 1812-1904

스마일스, 사무엘 1812-1904

스마일스, 새뮤얼 1812-1904

스마일즈, 사무엘 1812-1904

스마일즈, 사뮤엘 1812-1904

스마일즈, 새무얼 1812-1904

스마일즈, 새무엘 1812-1904

스마일즈, 새뮤얼 1812-1904

サミュエル・スマイルズ

スマイルス

スマイルズ, サミュエル

スマイルス, サミュール

撒無留斯, 美留

斯邁爾斯

須邁爾斯

Languages
English (1,456)

Japanese (64)

Chinese (52)

Italian (28)

German (26)

Spanish (26)

Korean (10)

Russian (9)

Arabic (8)

Persian (5)

Greek, Modern (4)

Czech (4)

French (3)

Polish (2)

Danish (1)

Armenian (1)

Hindi (1)

Covers
The Huguenots : their settlements, churches, and industries in England and Ireland, with an appendix relating to the Huguenots in AmericaIndustrial biography: iron workers and tool makersCharacterThe life of George Stephenson, railway engineerA publisher and his friends. Memoir and correspondence of the late John Murray, with an account of the origin and progress of the house, 1768-1843The Huguenots in France after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes : with a visit to the country of the VaudoisMen of invention and industryJames Nasmyth engineer; an autobiography