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MusicJohn Purdue was mysterious. No one knows even what country his father came from or much about his mother. He was mysterious to his friends and later biographers. Additional information about John Purdue can be found at:
http://web.me.com/purdueworld http://johnpurdue.blogstream.com/ http://johnpurdue.blogspot.com/
Photo and video galleries can be found at the blogstream and myspace addresses and at http://youtube.com/profile?user=JohnPurdueSite
MoviesPurdue University is a world-class institute, having the size and budget of some cities and even countries. In a November 2004 listing, the Times of London in a new survey ranking universities from all over the world ranked Purdue University 59th overall and 25th in North America. Several departments have been ranked among the top in the nation and the world. In some areas it is considered as prestigious as Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. People who have worked or studied at Purdue have won both Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, and others have contributed to the “Seven Wonders of the Modern World”–including the Golden Gate Bridge and the Hoover Dam. Work by Purdue researchers led to the first successfully transmitted television pictures, and it was the first university in the country to establish a department of computer science. Purdue's analytical chemistry, agricultural and biological engineering, industrial/manufacturing, and landscape architecture design programs have all been ranked as second in the nation.
TelevisionPurdue Univeristy is known as the "Home of the Astronauts." Since the time of the “Space Race, ” Purdue University Engineering and Aeronautics and Astronautics departments have been almost predominate. Purdue graduates range from Neil Armstrong, first person to walk on another world, to Eugene Cernan, the last. Virgil “Gus” Grissom became one of NASA’s seven original astronauts. (Purdue University’s Grissom Hall is named for him.) More than a third of all U.S. manned space flights have had at least one Purdue graduate.
BooksPurdue University is noted for its innovation in technology and engineering. For example, recent work by Purdue University scientists has created a simulation that enables them to study in detail what probably happened when the commercial airliner crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, WTC, on September 11, 2001.
HeroesA tour of Purdue University is shown in the video below:
- Oct 28, 2008 9:02 AM Author Event Book Signing with Irena McCammon Scott
- Jun 27, 2007 12:23 AM UNCLE: MY JOURNEY WITH JOHN PURDUE (IS NOW AVAILABLE)
About me:UNCLE MY JOURNEY WITH JOHN PURDUE
John Purdue was born around 1802 and died in 1876. He is the founding benefactor of Purdue University. He was the founder of the Purdue Block, said to be the largest business block west of Wall Street; at least seven companies including a prominent New York company; and he was a president or silent partner of several additional companies. He was a much more complex and intriguing individual than anyone knew.
To find out more about John Purdue read the newly published book, UNCLE: MY JOURNEY WITH JOHN PURDUE.
In the most comprehensive biographical study of John Purdue (c. 1802-1876) to date, UNCLE: MY JOURNEY WITH JOHN PURDUE, Purdue's great-great-grandniece describes her travels to the places where Purdue had lived in order to learn about the mysterious relative known in her family as "Uncle." The author examines Purdue's beginning among illiterate, immigrant, Pennsylvania mountain-hollow folks. John Purdue's father may have immigrated from Ireland, Scotland, France, or even Germany.
The author describes the destitute family's journey into Ohio and Purdue's ascent from penniless “hobo” to enterprising local entrepreneur to national figure. Purdue - who was involved in developing the cities of New York and Chicago as well as Lafayette, Indiana, - set up a business empire that extended across the nation in the mid-1800s. He became successful in a variety of fields - the mercantile, real estate, banking, manufacturing, railroading, building, and farming sectors.
The highly-readable biography is also a case study in historic and genealogical "detective" work that delves deeply into Purdue's complex psyche. "Uncle" challenges a common belief that Purdue was a cold-hearted business mogul. Instead, the author shows that Purdue was a human being and as a generous family man with a visionary nature.
Foreword by Pulitzer Prize-nominated author, William Allen, author of Starkweather: Inside the Mind of a Teenage Killer and other books.
Author Irena McCammon Scott is the great-great-grandniece of John Purdue. She has a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Missouri, and was an Assistant Professor of Biology at St. Bonaventure University. She has published works in biology and about Ohio history.http://www.myspace.com/Irena_Scott
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SELECTED REVIEWS AND AWARDS
*********************UNCLE MY JOURNEY WITH JOHN PURDUE*********************
**FIRST OF FOUNDERS SERIES, PUBLISHED BY THE PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS
**FOREWORD BY WILLIAM ALLEN, AUTHOR OF STARKWEATHER: INSIDE THE MIND OF A TEENAGE KILLER AND OTHER BOOKS
**SELECTED AS BOOK OF MONTH BY WBAA RADIO IN OCTOBER
**FLIX55 REQUESTED VIDEO FOR INCLUSION IN TV SHOW
**FEATURED FOX NEWS NOVEMBER 29, 2007
**LISTED ON AMAZON.COM UNDER HOT NEW RELEASES ... THE BESTSELLING NEW & FUTURE RELEASES IN UNITED STATES
** NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO INTERVIEW
Book News Inc. November 2008
Lafayette Journal and Courier, “Niece tells John Purdue's story” April 6, 2008
The Purdue Exponent, “John Purdue's early life found in recently published
book,” April 06, 2008
Purdue University Featured News Release, New book 'Uncle' a journey into Purdue
founder's life,” March 28, 2008
Fox TV Columbus, Ohio, November 29, 2007
The Telegraph, Calcutta, India, “Campus Buzz,” July 24, 2008
Lokmat Times, “Uncle: My Journey With John Purdue" July, 13, 2008
AUTHOR TOUR AND EVENTS
BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE
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**Because this book is the first of the founder's series, its value will increase.**
**An Excellent Gift for the Purdue University Graduate or Student**
Some of the video made during the research on John Purdue is shown at the following address http://youtube.com/profile?user=JohnPurdueSite and some videos are also shown at this site.
Soon to be added are photographs, videos, and additional information about John Purdue including video tours of several of the places where he once lived (including Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana). Tours of several of the schools to which he donated will also be included.
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- Status: Single
- Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana
- Orientation: Straight
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Purdue University-Main Campus
2007 to Present
- West Lafayette, IN
- Graduated: N/A
- Major: Founder