Alfred Nobel A Biography PDF/EPUB ´ Alfred Nobel
- 342 pages
- Alfred Nobel A Biography
- Kenne Fant
- 01 October 2015 Kenne Fant
[Download] ➽ Alfred Nobel A Biography ➺ Kenne Fant – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Few documents have had a enduring influence on our century than Alfred Nobel's last will and testament for these handwritten sheets of paper established the most coveted and prestigious awards on eart Few documents have had a enduring influence on our century than Alfred Nobel's last will and testament for these handwritten sheets of paper established the most coveted and prestigious awards on earth Nobel prizes confer than mere recognition they represent glory and power and are the stuff of immortality Yet the man whose name they bear has been lost to near obscurity As Kenne Fant shows in this fascinating biography the only one available in English Alfred Nobel's life contained fierce and troubling paradoxes He revolutionized the Alfred Nobel ePUB ↠ technology of destruction and invented dynamite yet his dreams of a disarmed world inspired him to create the Nobel Peace Prize Alfred Nobel was determined to rise above the circumstances of poverty and humiliation to which he was born in His father a self taught expert in explosives went bankrupt; Immanuel Nobel's sons did what they could to salvage the family honor and continue their father's work Alfred became convinced that if the awesome powers of nitroglycerine a fascinating and deadly chemical oddity of no known practical value discovered some years earlier could be harnessed the dividends would be limitless He worked to find a way of detonating the explosive oil safely so that it could be produced and marketed The igniter that he received a patent for in made this feasible Nitroglycerine began to conuer the world When in Alfred invented his safety powder or dynamite as he called it his reputation and his dynasty were already established One of the most powerful men of his time Nobel was viewed by some as the model of success and entrepreneurial drive; to his workers he was an enlightened and scrupulously honest employer in an age of mindless exploitation Others however blamed him for the accidents caused by his inventions one of which claimed his younger brother and labeled him the merchant of death Victor Hugo called him Europe's richest vagabond.