Re-Inventing the Wheel

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Stephen Nicholas Jr., Re-Inventing the Wheel: The Incredible Story of S. Morgan Smith, Minister, Inventor, Industrialist. York, Pa.: Published with the sponsorship of the friends and members of First Moravian Church, York, Pa., 2016. ix, 157 pages. ISBN: 978-1-5323-1207-6

How did an ex-preacher who lost everything twice in his lifetime, rise from the ashes to become a builder of his adopted city and a wealthy man whose legacy today touches five continents? Drawing upon Smith’s diary, letters, patents, newspaper  accounts, sermons, family stories and testimony from court cases, Stephen Nicholas writes a compelling account that uncovers the mysteries surrounding Moravian minister and Civil War chaplain turned industrialist, Stephen Morgan Smith.

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