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George Washington Carver: His Life & Faith in His Own Words Hardcover – January 15, 2003


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  • Hardcover: 108 pages
  • Publisher: Amerisearch (January 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0965355764
  • ISBN-13: 978-0965355766
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,656,297 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What an amazing man!
AvidReader
I was just starting to enjoy reading this book when all of a sudden, it ended abruptly (it's only 104 pages long).
S. Fike
I have enjoyed reading about Dr George Washington Carver since I was a child.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By wisdomofthepages.com on March 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
George Washington Carver: His Life & Faith in His Own Words is a short book of biography and quotes from this great Christian man. The book is compiled and written by St. Louis author William Federer. This is a labor of love for Federer who remembers as a child receiving a book about Carver that inspired him to emulate the character traits of the former slave.

Did you know Missouri can count George Washington Carver as one of our own? After the death of his parents, George was raised by Mr. and Mrs. Moses Carver, residents of Diamond Grove Missouri. He attended school in Neosho, Missouri as well as a business college in Kansas City.

Carver's story is inspirational because of the incredible obstacles he had to overcome, and because of his deep faith in Jesus Christ. He was born into slavery, experienced the loss of most of his family, felt the sting of poverty, and encountered door-closing racism. However, before his life was over, Carver was an internationally known chemist who advised Presidents and Congress, and was offered jobs by prominent men like Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. His great mission in life was to help bring education and moral uplift to those less fortunate.

Carver is best known for discovering hundreds of uses for the peanut, which in turn gave the post-Civil War South a soil-replenishing crop that could be turned into a viable economic future. His horticultural discoveries took place at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, led by Booker T. Washington. He would teach his students in the classroom, but also journey out to the poor farmers, instructing them on how to take care of the soil.

The particular focus of Federer's book is the spiritual life of Carver.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Thomas D. Schwartz on July 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
One of the most often overlooked great men of the Twentieth Century was the humble Christian and brilliant scientist, George Washington Carver. Most adults and children are more familiar with later African-American leaders, and know little about this extraordinary individual who contributed so much to making life better for all humankind.

William J. Federer's book is an excellent and interesting introduction to and overview of Mr. Carver's life. Homeschoolers will find it especially good for use as a supplement to junior high and high school American history studies. Bible-believing Christians will be inspired by learning how Mr. Carver's deep faith impelled him to remarkable achievements, despite the greatest challenges and obstacles. With the recent emphasis upon self-reliance by contemporary African-American leaders such as Bill Cosby and Barack Obama, African-American youth will find a sterling example of these applauded qualities and virtues in Mr. Carver's life.

Do not be put off by the book's less than attractive cover, or its amateurish production. The content is excellent.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By S. Fike on March 22, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a much more hopeful and truthful book then the George Washington Carver book written by Gary R. Kremer. I was just starting to enjoy reading this book when all of a sudden, it ended abruptly (it's only 104 pages long). Maybe someday someone will write a lengthy and deep biography on this kind and gentle man.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By DOROTHY CRUMPET on March 17, 2010
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A TERRIFIC BOOK ABOUT AN AWESOME MAN OF GOD AND A SCIENTIST, AN UNUSUAL
COMBINATION IN THIS DAY AND AGE.
AS THE AUTHOR STATES:
"BEING THAT A PERSON'S FAITH IS POSSIBLY THE MOST INTIMATE ASPECT OF THEIR LIFE, THIS AUTHOR HAS DECIDED THAT THE MOST UNBIASED WAY TO EXPLORE THE FAITH THAT MOTIVATED GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER IS TO ALLOW YOU TO PARTAKE IN THE ADVENTURE OF AN AUTHOR, EXAMINING FOR YOURSELF LETTERS TO HIS DEAREST FRIENDS, NOTES TO HIS CLOSED ASSOCIATES & CORRESPONDENCE TO THOSE WHO PLAYED PIVOTAL ROLES IN HIS LIFE."
ENJOY, I DID.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jump To It on January 24, 2012
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I never knew much about Dr. Carver before, but this little book is a great introduction to the accomplishments of one man who thought more of the welfare of others ahead of himself. Such a humble and unselfish individual he was, no wonder so much good came through his efforts to help others. I find myself wanting to follow Dr. Carvers footsteps in what he believed. Great read,great encouragement not to give up......especially needed in these times.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By AvidReader on September 18, 2012
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This is an enjoyable piece of history. It seemed to show George Washington Carver for who he really was: a humble, yet extraordionary scientist. So many products in our home today were invented by him. His contribution to science revolutionized the Southern economy, enabling many farmers to put food on the table. This book enables you to hear the heart of this great man.

I enjoyed this more than some other books on Carver, because it was short, sweet, and full of good documentation. It is an excellent resource for any history buff. Everytime I eat M&M peanuts, it reminds me of this book and how Carver invented them.

This is also an encouraging book to any religious person, as it shows the deep faith of Carver. It was stunning to read our Congressional Record of Carver's influential testimony to Congress. What an amazing man!
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