Acres of Diamonds: The Magic Story

Acres of Diamonds: The Magic Story

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by Russell H. Conwell, Billy Nash
     
 

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This stirring manifesto shows how to discover everything you need to succeed- where you least expect it.

So begins one of the most famous speeches of the twentieth century, a talk that educator and minister Russell H. Conwell delivered before literally thousands of audiences before his death in 1925. In its printed version Acres of Diamonds reached

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This stirring manifesto shows how to discover everything you need to succeed- where you least expect it.

So begins one of the most famous speeches of the twentieth century, a talk that educator and minister Russell H. Conwell delivered before literally thousands of audiences before his death in 1925. In its printed version Acres of Diamonds reached millions of readers around the world. Conwell's great manifesto imparts one extraordinary lesson: All the wealth you could ever dream of, search for, or yearn after-in whatever form you wish for-exists right beneath your own feet. It is a message of determination, unconventional thinking, and positive living that came to influence a generation of motivational literature.

The Success Classics edition of Acres of Diamonds also features two rare bonus works: Praying for Money and The Story of "Acres of Diamonds" by journalist Robert Shackleton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579490072
Publisher:
Lifetime Books Inc
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
AUDIO CSST
Product dimensions:
4.65(w) x 7.03(h) x 0.68(d)

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Acres Of Diamonds 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
1000_Character_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Based on a speech originally given as a lecture to raise money for what would become Temple University, this parable about seeing the riches around you can help give you a new perspective. Short and powerful (the book is much like "Who Moved My Cheese" in that it is brief, but contains an important lesson told in the form of a story) "Acres of Diamonds" will force you to take a new look at your own backyard when looking for opportunity. The basic story revolves around a Persian farmer who loses his life and significant wealth looking for a mine of diamonds when, ironically, his own farm land (which he sold to finance his search for diamonds) literally contained acres of diamonds. Conwell gives several other examples of similar stories revolving around gold, oil, etc. The grass isn't always greener on the other side...don't discount where you are, what you know and the relationships that you already have too quickly. Rambles a bit, but it's still a great story with a timeless message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Be a winner or a whiner. That is the message in thisshort book. The writing is outdated and dogmatic but the premise is sound--quit looking for greener pastures and blossom where you are planted. Give the people what they want and they will come. Worth a read if you can get past the pontificating. This review refers to the Spire Book version.
Carolyn Foss More than 1 year ago
I love this book but the free version is full of typos. You may have trouble reading this unless you have already read the hard copy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never give up---!
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False teahing from the pit...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What age? Please tell me