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These Wonderful People, Intimate Moments in Their Lives
These Wonderful People Intimate Moments in Their Lives Author:Noel Ames The Publisher's Foreword — These Wonderful People is a collection of intimate moments from the lives of famous modern persons who have had something to contribute to our lives. These colorful and interesting people represent more than one race and more than one creed but -- one characteristic runs through all of these biographies and autobiograph... more »ies: each of these men and women has the quality of determination to an extraordinary degree. Once they have plotted their course toward a goal they have stuck to it until they have achieved that goal and, in many cases, immortality.
The reader will find that the talented people found here are as human as the folks next door. When young Lincoln Steffens gets a colt to tame, when little Kate Douglas Wiggin meets her literary idol, when fearless Winston Churchill thrillingly escapes from the Boers and when determined Theodore Roosevelt writes to his son Kermit on the eve of his presidential nomination, he will read each engrossing page with a sense of participation. Throughout this book are intimate, often humorous, always interesting, glimpses into the great lives of humanitarians like Jane Addams and Helen Keller, scientists like Madame Marie Curie and George Washington Carver, musicians like Jean Sibelius and Arturo Toscanini, surgeons like the brothers Mayo, novelists like Pearl Buck and Mark Twain, and such all-around lovers of life as the Papashvilys, The selection is as varied as human endeavor; it is a group of wonderful people possessing the subtle qualities called character and the accumulation of qualities called fame.
These Wonderful People has been planned to make you acquainted with greatness in our time. We hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as we enjoy presenting it to you.« less