That Printer of Udell's

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"I found a role model in that traveling printer whom Harold Bell Wright had brought to life. He set me on a course I've tried to follow even unto this day. I shall always be grateful."
-Ronald Reagan, in a letter to Harold B. Wright's daughter-in-law in 1984

"This is a book that will appeal to both men and women. It should have a place in church libraries." -Church and Synagogue Library Association

"Many of Reagan's accomplishments, as well as his outlook on life, can be traced back to that dog-eared copy of That...

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Overview

"I found a role model in that traveling printer whom Harold Bell Wright had brought to life. He set me on a course I've tried to follow even unto this day. I shall always be grateful."
-Ronald Reagan, in a letter to Harold B. Wright's daughter-in-law in 1984

"This is a book that will appeal to both men and women. It should have a place in church libraries." -Church and Synagogue Library Association

"Many of Reagan's accomplishments, as well as his outlook on life, can be traced back to that dog-eared copy of That Printer of Udell's." -John Fund, Wall Street Journal columnist

After reading the book at age 11, Ronald Reagan noted that this book provided a lasting impact on his life, shaping his own moral sense. He identified with the central character, Dick Falkner. Falkner's childhood was one of poverty and abuse from an alcoholic father. Recognizing his life for what it was, he ran away from his home, but he could not run away from all of his problems. Sixteen years later he found himself hungry of body and empty of spirit in a small Midwestern town.

Eventually, he is taken in by George Udell, a local printer and a kind-hearted man. George Udell gives the young man a job, and something more important: spiritual support. Through hard work and Christian morals, the man who becomes known as "that printer of Udell's" rises above his past to a new life with God, doing what he could to change the lives of the town people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455615407
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/3/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 793,723
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold Bell Wright (1872-1944) was a Disciples of Christ minister. He traveled extensively and wrote about the goodness of mankind. After authoring That Printer of Udell's-a book that inspired Ronald Reagan-he wrote The Shepherd of the Hills, which has sold more than one million copies. Wright's ongoing battle with tuberculosis led him to settle in Imperial Valley, California, where he wrote The Winning of Barbara Worth. The following books are published by Pelican as a set: A Harold Bell Wright Trilogy: The Shepherd of the Hills, The Calling of Dan Matthews, and God and the Groceryman.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 7

I The Parting of the Ways 15

II Move on! Move on! 27

III After All, Was the Wire Down? 35

IV Hitting a Hornet's Nest 43

V Working Overtime 55

VI Uncle Bobbie's Discovery 61

VII Philippians IV:8 71

VIII That Printer of Udell's 81

IX Selecting a Manager 89

X The Pocketbook in the Snow 99

XI Questions and Answers 109

XII Rival Games and Their Stakes 123

XIII The Gift of an Infidel 133

XIV Dick Takes a Stand 145

XV Adam Goodrich Also Takes a Stand 155

XVI Going in Opposite Directions 165

XVII Amy's Sudden Flight 175

XVIII What the Pocketbook Revealed 183

XIX A Revolutionary Movement 191

XX The Testing of a Soul 205

XXI A Bad Situation and a Cool Head 217

XXII Whitley Plays a Losing Game 227

XXIII That Printer of Udell's Leads the Way 243

XXIV Dick's Search Rewarded 255

XXV Forgiving but Unforgiven 265

XXVI Two Converging Streams 279

XXVII For Honor's Sake 289

XXVIII A Story All Too Common 297

XXIX Cameron's Betrayal and Sacrifice 307

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