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Paul Prescott's Charge: A Story For Boys Paperback – June 17, 2004
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This book is a whirlwind. through the adventures of young Paul I found it super hard to set down.
I highly recommend
Paul Prescott's Charge is one of the most powerful Alger books - Paul is thrown against hardship after hardship, endures pain and suffering, and never wavers. His story stands up too well to our time and his example is truly inspirational for anyone of any age. Reading it again was a moving experience and very motivating. I can understand how Alger was the Tony Robins of his time. Perhaps reading Alger books is more likely to change us for the better than buying lots of CD's and special courses - these stories moved me, and they will you too!
My family has really gotten hooked on Alger. These wonderful stories are so powerful today in this economic climate. Back when they were written, there were no stimulus packages, no welfare as we know it, no food stamps, no income tax! Yet, today there is still such despair, that I feel it's very much the same....
So having said that, this book is powerful for two reasons:
1) its shows a method and mindset for success! It's not just a story, but the story explains the thinking and mindset of the hero who overcomes terrible odds to find success. The mindset explained is as powerful then as it is today.
2) while the story is fiction, the hero figures out a way to succeed - it of course depends on factor 1 above, his mindset, but, once we see how his mind works, he thinks of a plan to become successful - and what I like is the principles that are used are not like typical fiction, but of ways and means that anyone could use to become successful, good business ideas that are still on target for today!
This book is great for readers of any age, young or old, as long as you need a lift, and you want something powerful and good in your life, you will enjoy this great work by Alger!
It's all Mindset!
In my opinion, these books of Alger's are better today than back when first written! His powerful and inspirational works have been described as rags to riches stories, illustrating how down-and-outs, poor or broke men and women, even kids, can achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, enterprise and concern for others.
2010 is the best year for Alger! Rediscover him today! One of his best books, read it and pass it on - it will only help the economy! :)
Each of his many wonderful and captivating stories involves Alger's main character achieving extreme wealth and the eventual elimination of their "old ghosts" or enemies. While Alger is noted as a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals is message still needs to be heard more today, in our present economic situation.
If you have ever felt down, or low, or that you will never move forward get yourself a couple of these powerful books!
Talk about real inspiration!