That Printer of Udell's

That Printer of Udell's

by John Fund, Harold Bell Wright
     
 

"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."

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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 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:
11/03/2011
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,449,293
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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