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Acres of Diamonds (1915) (Paperback) Loot Price: R169
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Acres of Diamonds (1915) (Paperback): Russell Herman Conwell
Acres of Diamonds (1915) (Paperback): Russell Herman Conwell

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Acres of Diamonds (1915) (Paperback)

Russell Herman Conwell

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE STORY OF THE SWORD I SHALL write of a remarkable man, an interesting man, a man of power, of initiative, of will, of persistence; a man who plans vastly and who realizes his plans; a man who not only does things himself, but who, even more important than that, is the constant inspiration of others. I shall write of Russell H. Conwell. As a farmer's boy he was the leader of the boys of the rocky region that was his home; as a schoolteacher he won devotion; as a newspaper correspondent he gained fame; as a soldier in the Civil War he rose to important rank; as a lawyer he developed a large practice; as an author he wrote books that reached a mighty total of sales. He left the law for the ministry and is the active head of a great church that he raised from nothingness. He is the most popular lecturer in the world and yearly speaks to many thousands. He is, so to speak, the discoverer of "Acres of Diamonds," through which thousands of men and women have achieved success out of failure. He is the headof two hospitals, one of them founded by himself, that have cared for a host of patients, both the poor and the rich, irrespective of race or creed. He is the founder and head of a university that has already had tens of thousands of students. His home is in Philadelphia; but he is known in every corner of every state in the Union, and everywhere he has hosts of friends. All of his life he has helped and inspired others. 1Dr. Conwell was living, and actively at work, when these pages were written. It is. therefore, a much truer picture of his personality than anything written in the past tense. Quite by chance, and only yesterday, literally yesterday and by chance, and with no thought at the moment of Conwell although he had been much in my mind for some time past, I pic...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Russell Herman Conwell
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-91187-0
Barcode: 9780217911870
Categories: Books
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LSN: 0-217-91187-0

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