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Hershey: Milton S. Hershey's Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    It had good details! Must Read!

    In the book, Hershey: Milton S. Hershey¿s Extraordinary Life of Wealth, Empire, and Utopian Dreams by Michael D¿ Antonio, the reader experiences the sweetness of Milton Hershey and captures his life beyond chocolate. He was not only a trendsetter, but also a dreamer and a businessman, doing quality work for enjoyment of the people. The Chocolate King was born in September 13, 1857 in Derry Township, Pennsylvania. He created milk chocolate, sweet caramels, and many other popular sweet treats today. Mr. Hershey also created a school for the less fortunate and orphaned children. The school provides a free world-class education and all the amenities. During his life he strrived to help people and children who were underprivileged, with his big heart and open mind he accomplished just that, and it thrives on today. The major message in this book is that when you dream big, like Milton Hershey, you can put anything you set your mind on. The theme is to strive, what you want to accomplish, is possible to be executed. Milton Hershey was a prime example, with his chocolate work, marketing ideas, and creating a school for children. He strrived to follow is dreams and he was very successful. As a reader, the positives for this book were the detail in explaining the life of Milton Hershey, and explicating them well. Unlike other biographies, this book was far from being vague. The only negative towards this novel is that for some readers, they may not grasp all of the details in Hershey¿s life and may be confused if they only skim the text. The reason for reading this book is to not only learn about the Chocolate King, but to also appreciate him. He did his actions out of kindness, not because he was obliged to, but because he aspired to make the world a sweeter place. This goal is something all people should aspire to do, kind actions shouldn¿t have to be compelled, but chosen. This book deserves an overall rating of four stars because of the details descriptions of the events throughout his life. This is the perfect book to learn all about the great Milton Hershey.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

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    S&#1exual

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    DID NOT LIKE

    BOO BOO:(((

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Blossomkit

    Sits and looks around.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Seems cool

    Seems cool

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  • Posted November 21, 2009

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    Great Insight

    This book gave me a great insight into the mind of success. Hershey made many mistakes, but followed his heart and kept trying to learn. This is a must read for anyone wanting to start a business.

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  • Posted September 19, 2009

    Very Good Book

    I had to read a book in my freshman english class over the summer about a person of my choice. I was naturally drawn to this book because of delicous, melt-in-your-mouth image on the cover. As I read the book i found myself craving chocolate from companies that don't even exist any more! Milton S. Hershey had so much other stuff going on than just inventing the Hershey chocolate bar and most people don't know that.
    I highly recomend this book to anyone who wants a good sit-down read. Although it is lengthy, it is very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2009

    Not very good

    I read this book for a book report, and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone at all. This book gets off topic: A lot. The author talks about Milton only twice in each chapter, and the rest is stuff you don't need to know. For example in Chapter 5, do we need to know about Tom Pullman, or Jane Adams?? I don't think so because I bought this book to learn about Hershey, and not the dilly-dolly people that did not affect his life

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