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Uncle: My Journey with John Purdue
The Founders Series
First

Published Spring, 2008 by Purdue University Press in Lafayette, Indiana .

About the Book

In the most comprehensive biographical study of John Purdue (c. 1802-1876) to date, Purdue's great-great-grandniece describes her travels to the diverse places where Purdue had lived in order to learn about the mysterious relative known in her family as "Uncle". Using fresh, unpublished source materials-including Purdue's personal correspondence, business ledgers, and the family oral histories-the author examines Purdue's beginning among illiterate, immigrant, Pennsylvania mountain-hollow folks. Uncle challenges a commonly held belief that Purdue was a cold-hearted business mogul. Instead the author shows Purdue as a human being and as a generous family man with a visionary nature.

First Sentence

First sentence: His eyes followed me around the room.

Edition Notes

First of the Founders Series

Series
The Founders Series
Genre
Biography History

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
LD4672.65.P87 S38 2008

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback; Hardcover
Number of pages
248
Dimensions
9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
Weight
9.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL22645107M
ISBN 10
1557534586
ISBN 13
978-1557534583
Library Thing
5777649
Goodreads
2855798

History Created December 11, 2009 · 3 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

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