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Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous

Sarah Knowles Bolton

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These characters have been chosen from various countries and from varied professions, that the youth who read this book may see that poverty is no barrier to success. It usually develops ambition, and nerves people to action. Life at best has much of struggle, and we need to be cheered and stimulated by the careers of those who have overcome obstacles. If Lincoln and Garfield, both farmer-boys, could come to the Presidency, then there is a chance for other farmer-boys. If Ezra Cornell, a mechanic, could become the president of great telegraph companies, and leave millions to a university, then other mechanics can come to fame. If Sir Titus Salt, working and sorting wool in a factory at nineteen, could build one of the model towns of the world for his thousands of workingmen, then there is encouragement and inspiration for other toilers in factories. These lives show that without WORK and WILL no great things are achieved. I have selected several characters because they were the centres of important historical epochs. With Garibaldi is necessarily told the story of Italian unity; with Garrison and Greeley, the fall of slavery; and with Lincoln and Sheridan, the battles of our Civil War. (Summary by Sarah K. Bolton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

9h 31m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

22:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:31


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

10:55


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

29:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

33:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

29:17


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:29


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

21:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

28:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

21:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:00


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

27:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

39:11