The Aiger chronicle of David Ross, Indiana farm boy who grew up to revolutionize industry with his innumerable inventions and to use his money to develop his am mater, University, into a nationally recognized school. A contemporary of Henry Ford, David Ross' life followed a similar though more circumscribed pattern. Both matured in the daaring age that was growing ever more conscious of engineering genius and that rewarded inventors with fabulous fortunes. Ross gained his greatest fame, however, the trustee of Purd. He inaugurated educational reform and financed practically the entire campus as we know it today. A pedestrian, uninspired biography of interest primarily to Purd alumni.