These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty is no barrier to success. It usually develops ambition, and nerves people to action. Life at best has much of struggle, and we need to be cheered and stimulated by the careers of those who have overcome ...
These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty is no barrier to success. It usually develops ambition, and nerves people to action. Life at best has much of struggle, and we need to be cheered and stimulated by the careers of those who have overcome obstacles. If Lincoln and Garfield, both farmer-boys, could come to the Presidency, then there is a chance for other farmer boys. If Ezra Cornell, a mechanic, could become the president of great telegraph companies, and leave millions to a university, then other mechanics can come to fame. If Sir Titus Salt, working and sorting wool in a factory at nineteen, could build one of the model towns of the world for his thousands of workingmen, then there is encouragement and inspiration for other toilers in factories. These lives show that without WORK and WILL no great things are achieved. I have selected several characters because they were the centres of important historical epochs. With Garibaldi is necessarily told the story of Italian unity; with Garrison and Greeley, the fall of slavery; and with Lincoln and Sheridan, the battles of our Civil War.
Fair. B001IPT4BM Acceptable 1947 Fifty-fourth printing ex-library hardcover with missing dustjacket, DJ flap with book description taped to front end page. Boards faded with reinforcement tape at corners and spine, back hinge reinforced with tape along spine, corners chipped and edges worn with fraying, foxing on page ends and discoloration on end pages from tape. Some pages with pencil underlining and markings, little highlighting. Good reading copy. We ship nearly all items daily.
Fair. 378 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. reading copy. Library discard. BIOGRAPHY. A collection of biographies of twenty-three men who made their own opportunities. Each of them was born into poverty, and subsequently threw off that yoke to become a leader in his field. Each biography has been supplemented with a lively portrait by Constance Joan Naar. Includes an index. (Key Words: Biographies, Sarah K. Bolton, Constance Joan Naar, Margaret Wilson, Poverty).
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