Little Visits with Great Americans

Little Visits with Great Americans : Volume I

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-Experience, - says the proverb, -is a dear school, and none but fools learn therein.- The inference is that to be wise one must suffer himself to be taught by the experience of others. This volume contains the life stories, told by themselves, of many successful men and women, with emphasis on those experiences which to them appear to have been the turning points in their lives. It is not likely that there is anywhere in existence a similar collection of heart-to-heart talks with distinguished people of equal value to this. The idea of requesting the leaders in invention, manufacture, transportation, commerce, finance, in political and public life, and in the professions of the ministry, the law, literature and art, to bequeath in their own words the stories of their lives, their ideals, and the lessons of their experience, to the American public, originated with Orison Swett Marden, and contributed in no small degree to the immediate and remarkable popularity of Success, in which many of these interviews first appeared. The early files of the magazine are long since exhausted, but the interest in, and demand for, these articles is sufficient assurance that they are of enduring merit, and deserve to be collected in permanent form.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 9.65mm | 312.98g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508455481
  • 9781508455486