Leaders of Men; Or, Types and Principles of Success, as Illustrated in the Lives and Careers of Famous Americans of the Present Day

Leaders of Men; Or, Types and Principles of Success, as Illustrated in the Lives and Careers of Famous Americans of the Present Day

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...XVI. LEWIS WALLACE. A CONFESSION HIS DISTINGUISHED CAREER--ANCESTRY INCIDENT IN CAREER OF HIS FATHER EARLY PRANKS AMBITIONS PAINTING UNDER LIMITATIONS HIS FIRST LITERARY WORK--READS.LAW IN THE MEXICAN WAR LAWYER--MILITARY CAREER RENEWED CIVIL WAR LITERARY CAREER--METHODS OF WORK. HOW TO USE YOURSELF. I cannot say I was a model boy. As a matter of fact, as I grew up and my love of adventure and of mischief asserted itself, I became a terror to the community, and my activity did not cease with the daylight. Very fortunate for me I was a passionate reader, and my father had a good library, which I read with the eagerness of an omniverous boy, though, of course, I had my favorites, of which a prime one was "Plutarch's Lives/' When I went away, which I often did for two or "three weeks at a time, with a dog and gun, on excursions, during which I lived with the farmers, who all knew me, a volume of " Plutarch" was apt to be my other companion. This course of life was inconsistent with a regular education. At ten, however, Pmade a scholastic experiment, but it was not successful. My elder brother was already entered at Wabash College, and it occurred to me that it would be a good thing to join him. So I joined him by running away; but the studies naturally demanded both more maturity of mind and previous preparation than an idle boy of ten could possess, and at the end of three months, I terminated my academic career by running away again and resuming my nomadic life. Of course this could not last forever, loath as I might be to have it come to an end. When I was sixteen, my father called a halt and a conference. He showed me the twelve years' school bills that he had paid for me, while I had not had a year's schooling in all, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630432
  • 9781236630438