- File Size: 311 KB
- Print Length: 30 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: May 16, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083ZFMUM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,635 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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This book is a transcript of a speech. It's a humdinger of a speech; a real stem-winder. However, even the best speech falls a little flat when rendered into print (or e-text). It's also somewhat of a period speech -- a window into the past.
My edition of this book included several biographical essays after the speech. These added quite a bit of insight and color.
This book includes a lecture entitled "Acres of Diamonds" give by the founder of Temple University, taking up the first third of the book. The final two thirds are a biography of the author. Read the lecture, ditch the remainder unless you are genuinely curious.
The lecture given over 100 years ago reminds us our hidden and seldom used talents may be our best path to wealth and prosperity. Some may find the language sexist and elitist, but one must consider the cultural history of the time.
An enjoyable read; much appreciated that it is available at no charge.
I think this would be a wonderful book for a young person to read so they could start their life journey on a wiser path and for older people to see they can make a difference in the world at any time of their life.
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5 stars true to life as anything imaginable