From Poverty to Power

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From Poverty to Power, James Allen's first book, sketches a line of development along which each one person should work in order to accomplish the greatest amount of lasting good. Enduring success in any direction is shown to be the result of inward adjustment and growth. From Poverty to Power contains two sections, The Path to Prosperity and The Way of Peace. Each were later published as individual books. James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer...
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From Poverty to Power, James Allen's first book, sketches a line of development along which each one person should work in order to accomplish the greatest amount of lasting good. Enduring success in any direction is shown to be the result of inward adjustment and growth. From Poverty to Power contains two sections, The Path to Prosperity and The Way of Peace. Each were later published as individual books. James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of self-help movement. Allen's practical philosophy for successful living has awakened millions to the discovery that "they themselves are makers of themselves". Allen insists that it is within the power of each person to form his own character and create his own happiness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781481274159
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/16/2012
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 139,310
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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James Allen (1864-1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors. Born in Leicester, England, into a working class family, Allen was the eldest of three brothers. His mother could neither read nor write while his father, William, was a factory knitter. In 1879, following a downturn in the textile trade of central England, Allen's father traveled alone to America to find work and establish a new home for the family. Within two days of arriving his father was pronounced dead at New York City Hospital, believed to be a case of robbery and murder. At age fifteen, with the family now facing economic disaster, Allen was forced to leave school and find work. For much of the 1890s, Allen worked as a private secretary and stationer in several British manufacturing firms. In 1893, Allen moved to London where he met Lily Louisa Oram who he then wed in 1895. In 1898, Allen found an occupation in which he could showcase his spiritual and social interests as a writer for the magazine The Herald of the Golden Age. At this time, Allen entered a creative period where he then published his first book of many books, From Poverty to Power (1901). In 1902, Allen began to publish his own spiritual magazine, The Light of Reason, later retitled The Epoch. In 1903, Allen published his third and most famous book As a Man Thinketh. Loosely based on the biblical proverb, "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," the small work eventually became read around the world and brought Allen posthumous fame as one of the pioneering figures of modern inspirational thought. The book's minor audience allowed Allen to quit his secretarial work and pursue his writing and editing career. In 1903, the Allen family retired to the town of Ilfracombe where Allen would spend the rest of his life. Continuing to publish the Epoch, Allen produced more than one book per year until his death in 1912. There he wrote for nine years, producing 19 works.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2011

    Descent read...worth a buy

    Its not the best by James Allenm being that it's a littke redundant and dry towards the end, but it definitely has some heartfelt quotables that are sure to enrich the soul. Read this, but follow up with As a Man Thinketh.

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