The Forbidden Trail by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Roger, the son of a local factory owner, is born into an entrepreneurial family. His boyhood years are spent in daydreaming engineering feats and placating union laborers. He emerges from the state engineering college as one of the geniuses of his time.
A heartbreaking story of a genius boy as he struggles into manhood with ideas that are at least a century ahead of his time.
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