Men Who are Talked About
Telegraphy, Natural History, Evolution
Short biographies of Thomas A Edison, John Lubbock, and Charles R Darwin. Notes that Edison did not possess, at the outset, the 'social and economic advantages' of Lubbock and Darwin, but succeeded 'by sheer force of indomitable perseverance'. Chooses not to adopt 'the Darwinian theory of "evolution"' but admires Darwin's 'shrewd powers of observation and industry'.
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