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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. (Summary by Sarah K. Bolton)Show book
Love Grandpa - An award-winning...
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reports from death's door. The messages are about love, eternal life, and reasons for hope in a contentions world. Snell sought bad news as a reporter and found it. As a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was surrounded by examples of love, hope, and tests that built testimonies. In his 19-year newspaper career, Snell exposed cops who owned crack houses. His reporting led an Ohio Supreme Court justice to break the ribs of another in a fight. He won top investigative awards in every year of his career. And then he reached heaven's gate in April 2017 and was given one more assignment -- dutifully record spiritual messages to prepare his granddaughters for life. From the newsroom to church, Snell learned to see the world differently and his experiences now serve as a hopeful, uplifting example of living life to the fullest. Learn more at www.rogersnell.com, including details of his first book about the 1929 Chicago Cubs.Show book
Farewell to Sport
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