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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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