The Story of My Life and Work (Classic Reprint)

The Story of My Life and Work (Classic Reprint)

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by Booker T. Washington
     
 

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I Have cheerfully consented to prefix a few words introductory to this autobiography. While I have encouraged its publication, not a sentence has been submitted to my examination. From my intimate acquaintance with the subject, because of my connection with the Peabody and the Slater Education Funds, I am sure the volume

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I Have cheerfully consented to prefix a few words introductory to this autobiography. While I have encouraged its publication, not a sentence has been submitted to my examination. From my intimate acquaintance with the subject, because of my connection with the Peabody and the Slater Education Funds, I am sure the volume has such a strong claim upon the people that no commendation is needed.

The life of Booker T. Washington cannot be written. Incidents of birth, parentage, schooling, early struggles, later triumphs, may be detailed with accuracy, but the life has been so incorporated, transfused, into such a multitude of other lives, - broadening views, exalting ideals, molding character, - that no human being can know its deep and beneficent influence, and no pen can describe it. Few living Americans have made a deeper impression on public opinion, softened or removed so many prejudices, or awakened greater hopefulness in relation to the solution of a problem, encompassed with a thousand difficulties and perplexing the minds of philanthropists and statesmen.

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ISBN-13:
9781330446355
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/28/2015
Pages:
514
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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The Story of My Life and Work (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
alluke18 More than 1 year ago
Many do not know enough about Booker T Washington and this book will help them understand this man