Starting in Life: A Turn-of-the-Century Career Handbook

Starting in Life: A Turn-of-the-Century Career Handbook


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Starting in Life: A Turn-of-the-Century Career Handbook by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Charles Copeland

STARTING IN LIFE, first published in 1910, offers today's graduates an inside look at the professions they have to choose from. Surprisingly relevant, these profiles cover the sorts of tasks a reader might expect from the career, the sort of salary he might make, and the level of respect he might receive from the community. From acting to practicing law, working in the armed services to trading stocks and bonds, many of the professions listed in this classic volume are no different from those of this century.
Included in each chapter is advice from history's finest and most celebrated working men, including Theodore Roosevelt, Andrew Carnegie, Mark Twain, J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, George Dewey, and many others. Although there is a great deal of information to be found here, it's equally enjoyable to see how far we've come--women don't appear, and the writing is distinctly vintage: "In order to avoid failure, young people must have a strong start and the ability to recognize opportunity. In order to realize one's true ability, it is important to be in the right profession. The lazy boy, even though he may be a mechanical genius, would better keep away from railroading. The slow boy has no business in the railroad business; nor has the quick boy, if his rapidity is not under the control of dependable discretion."
Anyone who is "just starting in life" will want a copy of this clever tome.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585748136
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2003
Pages: 472
Product dimensions: 6.34(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

The Physician1
The Department Store16
The Architect28
The Manufacturer39
The Agriculturist47
The Salesman61
The Litterateur75
The Bookkeeper95
The Lawyer104
The Stenographer119
The Stage129
The Steam Railroad150
The Artist162
The Banker173
The Musician190
The Merchant204
The Army213
The Navy226
The Clergyman235
The Street Railroad253
The Teacher261
The Storekeeper276
The Journalist285
The Advertising Man303
Public Service321
Civil Service Examination334
The Sailor337
The Inventor352
The Skilled Mechanic364
Experts and Specalists377
Business vs. Profession380
Wholesale vs. Retail387
The Education of Boys400

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