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Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised™.

Napoleon Hill's classic book -- the all-time bestseller in the personal

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people the practical steps to high achievement and ...

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Overview

Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised™.

Napoleon Hill's classic book -- the all-time bestseller in the personal

success field -- offers a life-altering experience. It teaches thousands of

people the practical steps to high achievement and financial independence

every year. This new edition is the first to contain extensive footnotes,

endnotes, appendices, and an index. Now more than a motivational work, it is

also a reference book and a mini-history book providing valuable information

about Hill, his times, and his success philosophy. TGR's greatest value is

not only that it can make you financially successful. It can help YOU -- or

ANYONE -- get whatever it is that you desire from life.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781593302009
  • Publisher: Aventine Press
  • Publication date: 10/25/2004
  • Edition description: Revised ed.
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 173,603
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Meet the Author

NAPOLEON HILL was born into poverty in 1883. He worked his way through law school and became an eminent attorney and journalist, an advisor to Franklin Roosevelt, and a confidant to Andrew Carnegie. Since 1982 the Napoleon Hill Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization, has revived his writings, winning him an immense international audience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2007

    The magic behind 'The Secret'

    This book is the granddaddy of all other 'how to make money books.' It started when a billionaire took in a smart young kid and assigned him to collect and organize the secrets of the world's wealthiest, and most powerful men. (Yes, this is the basis of 'The Secret.') To this day, there ha not been a more concise and exact road map to success. You cannot fight the laws of success that are in this book. They are easy to use (we all do them every day, whether we know it - or like it - or not), and they always work. The material comes across as dated, but that is no small part of its charm. This book is about a golden age of empire building, one that launched America onto the world stage, and into a super power. Attempts have been made to 'update' this text by changing the examples to wealthy individuals of modern times, but that just destroys the text, as surely as if Barney the dinosaur were to replace Moses in the bible to 'keep the story fresh.' Barney is (hopefully, and thankfully) a thing of the past, whereas the men described in this (the original text) book are legends of empire-capitalism. What they knew (and revealed here in plain, easy to understand and assimilate english) was (and is) directly responsible for the creation of their wealth, the blossoming of America, and will make you wealthy (if you desire) and more popular (if you like) than you can dream of now. If you liked 'The Secret' at all, you MUST read this book (Napoleon Hill admonishes at least 3 times). Somewhere between the second and third time though it will really hit you. You will see your successes, and mistakes, and see how and why you are where you are now - and how to change your life in as little as a day. Everyone should read this book, because it is a manual for life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    Ross Cornwell's excellent revision

    After reading the Editor's Foreword on this version of Think and Grow Rich, I'm convinced I chose the correct one to use in my Master Mind Group. It truly does make all the other versions obsolete. The endnotes, Appendix and annotates are the reader's best friends. Thank you Mr. Cornwell and staff. It truly is an excellent job.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2005

    The best book ever written on principles of prosperity

    'Think and Grow Rich!' is THE granddaddy of all self-help books. It was the most important book I read at the time of a career change. The concepts I learned have served me well. Attitude adjustments, affirmations, visualizations and Mastermind groups -- Mr. Hill helped us all learn to think on a higher level about the principles of prosperity. Many thanks to a great mentor!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2005

    I owe everything to this book

    I was introduced to 'Think and Grow Rich!' by an alcoholic member of our cemetery sales team. I had a wife and three children at the time, and we were just barely making it. My only source of income was the commissions I made knocking on doors selling cemetery property, and they were hard to come by, especially since almost nobody was a permanent resident in the Miami area. Reading 'Think and Grow Rich!' gave me a crutch to lean on as I forced myself out to pound those doors where the potential prospects were. If my family was going to eat, I had to convince people to buy cemetery property 30 or 40 or more years before they would need it. The Six-Step Success Formula the book contains helped me to realize that there was a way even for an uneducated lunkhead like me to make it like the big guys. I followed the success formula faithfully, and, lo and behold, my whole life turned around. Two of my most useful tools in the book are the poem 'My Wage' ('I bargained with Life for a penny...') and 'If You Think You Are Beaten' ('Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man...'). I truly believe that Dr. Hill has the same message the Bible has for us. It was just little easier for me to apply. I went on to build the largest cemetery organization in the country starting out from my basement on Concord Avenue in Anderson, S. C. In 1970, we sold 30 cemeteries to Service Corporation International, making it possible for them to become the largest funeral-cemetery company in the world. I served as President of their Cemetery Division for three years. I'm now 82 years old, living comfortably on the shores of Lake Hartwell with my wife of 62 years. Almost all my good fortune came about because I had the good fortune to be introduced to 'Think and Grow Rich!' in 1953. (This new addition is actually closer to the one I read back then. The versions sold since the 1960s omit a lot of material that Ross Cornwell has put back in.) I have given away many cases of this great book. It was required reading in my company and in my family, and it has made a difference in a lot of the people's lives who were given the opportunity to make it part of their lives. Thank you, Ross Cornwell, for this wonderful 'added value' new edition of the book that has meant everything to me -- and for giving me this opportunity to look back and appreciate how really important all of this is and what a difference it has made in my life and the lives of so many others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2004

    A terrific new edition!

    I owe everything to this book! Reviewer: R. O. Herbert South Carolina) I was introduced to 'Think and Grow Rich!' by an alcoholic member of our cemetery sales team. I had a wife and three children at the time, and we were just barely making it. My only source of income was the commissions I made knocking on doors selling cemetery property, and they were hard to come by, especially since almost nobody was a permanent resident in the Miami area. Reading 'Think and Grow Rich!' gave me a crutch to lean on as I forced myself out to pound those doors where the potential prospects were. If my family was going to eat, I had to convince people to buy cemetery property 30 or 40 or more years before they would need it. The Six-Step Success Formula the book contains helped me to realize that there was a way even for an uneducated lunkhead like me to make it like the big guys. I followed the success formula faithfully, and, lo and behold, my whole life turned around. Two of my most useful tools in the book are the poem 'My Wage' ('I bargained with Life for a penny...') and 'If You Think You Are Beaten' ('Life's battles don't always go to the stronger or faster man...'). I truly believe that Dr. Hill has the same message the Bible has for us. It was just little easier for me to apply. I went on to build the largest cemetery organization in the country starting out from my basement on Concord Avenue in Anderson, S. C. In 1970, we sold 30 cemeteries to Service Corporation International, making it possible for them to become the largest funeral-cemetery company in the world. I served as President of their Cemetery Division for three years. I'm now 82 years old, living comfortably on the shores of Lake Hartwell with my wife of 62 years. Almost all my good fortune came about because I had the good fortune to be introduced to 'Think and Grow Rich!' in 1953. (This new addition is actually closer to the one I read back then. The versions sold since the 1960s omit a lot of material that Ross Cornwell has put back in.) I have given away many cases of this great book. It was required reading in my company and in my family, and it has made a difference in a lot of the people's lives who were given the opportunity to make it part of their lives. Thank you, Ross Cornwell, for this wonderful 'added value' new edition of the book that has meant everything to me -- and for giving me this opportunity to look back and appreciate how really important all of this is and what a difference it has made in my life and the lives of so many others.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    This book was recommended to me by a friend at work. I wasn't in

    This book was recommended to me by a friend at work. I wasn't into reading another get rich quick book but I was shocked that this wasn't that. Most people grab this book for the money they feel promised after reading it. The approach I took was what riches did he have in mind. The power of self-control and creating things from your mind is more powerful than any money in the world. The 13 principles in this book go along to show that in regards to money. That universal tool (money) acts as a motivation to acquire whatever it is that you seek as long as it doesn't effect the will of others. Great research, some principles from faith and very well written. The end with fears will make you take a different perspective on how may see yourself. I recommend this book to everyone who is looking for encouragement and self help.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2010

    1. Ready-Think 2. Get Set-Grow 3. Go-Get Rich

    This is one of the VERY FEW books that promises to help you determine Who you want to become? What it is you want to do? When it's going to happen? Why THE MISSION IS POSSIBLE? And how you're going to attain it? All through the aid and application of the "unknown and unused knowledge and power" they termed the "Carnegie Secret."



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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2007

    Keep On Reading - With a Group If You Can

    First of all, of the various versions of 'Think and Grow Rich' that are out there, this one is my favorite. The Editor has really done his homework to bring Napoleon Hill's Original work into historical context without bringing in modern day examples like other versions do. Secondly, I highly recommend reading this book at the rate of a chapter a week with a group study. I had read this book by myself before, but have really accelerated my Awareness by reading it every 3-4 months with a different group of people or entrepreneurs. You don't have to do it that often, but each time you read this book, you get more and more out of it! Finally, don't just read the book, but follow the specific instructions laid out in the book. This is the book that every success book out there is based on...it's the original. Do this, and you'll find greatness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2006

    Food to be ate '3 times daily'

    The mind indeed has the capacity to conceive and actualize a dream. If I have ever been strike with enormous knowledge as a result of reading a book, `Think and Grow Rich¿ is the answer. Napoleon Hill dedicated two decades of his life discovering the key to success through research. His passion was ignited by Andrew Carnegie (the wealthiest man in the steel business industry) gave him the task of seeking out the answer. As part of task, he willingly and voluntarily sort out and interviewed about 500 people deemed to be the `movers and shakers¿ in the world such as Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller Snr., George Eastman, Charles M. Schwab, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and so on. The findings of Hill are thought provoking. He touched on principles to riches which has more to it than money. He dealt with issues on specialized knowledge, organized planning, imagination, decision making, sex transmutation. He provided thirteen steps to success and seventeen principles of success - lectures conducted by Hill. My life has greatly been influenced by the works of Hill and I will recommend them for anybody. He encourages readers to read this book at least three times. Think and Grow Rich Napoleon Hill¿s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement Your Right to Be Rich are some of his books. Endeavour to internalize and maximize the indepth knowledge you will acquire from his materials. This will keep your `burning desire¿ alive and flaming endlessly till your assignment on earth is accomplished.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2006

    You had better sit down

    When Think and Grow Rich speaks to you, and it will, you had better find a seat. It is overwhelming! I am currently in my 9th month of a new business. I have told people that I want to help people and just 'make a living.' I will never say that again. I want to help people and get rich in the process. I know Think and Grow Rich was put before me at the time I was ready to receive it. I have a specific plan and a DETERMINATION to achieve it. It is true that 'faith is the strongest and most productive of emotions.' This book has truely changed my life. Keep on the lookout for my name in the future! As Mr. Hill said 'Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.' Believe it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2006

    When the student is ready...

    ...the teacher will appear. Napoleon Hill encourages readers to go through this book at least three times. Solid advice, for there is a lot to chew on here. First, you must know what it is that you want. As the publisher notes, 'The riches within your grasp cannot always be measured in money.' Get a clear picture of your definition of riches. Second, you must keep an eye open for opportunity, and be prepared to apply this material to transform thought into rewards. 20 years of research are crammed into these pages. You will learn six steps to stimulate your subconscious mind to turn desire into gold, a five step self-confidence formula, the 31 major causes of failure, how to train yourself to be persistent, how to multiply your brain power through a Master Mind group, the power of sex transmutation, the secret of effective prayer, and how to identify and conquer fear. Do not aim to understand and apply all of these concepts in one trip through the book. Some of the ideas presented here take a while to absorb. Treat it like a buffet, sampling some of the familiar and comfortable in the first wave, while trying some of the new ideas as well. Look to understand and apply more with each read. As you progress, you will see evidence of the truth behind each chapter. Henry Ford said, 'Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.' This is not always an easy read. The concepts aren't trendy and easy to apply, so some are likely to dismiss them. But if you take the time to study this book, apply the principles and really start *thinking* right, you will grow rich(...)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2006

    Great edition of a great book--the very best

    Napoleon Hill's classic book, 'Think and Grow Rich,' has been around for a long time, since 1937 in fact. There are numerous different editions on the market today. This one is head and shoulders above all the others. It not only restores content that is left out of most editions of the book since the 1960s, it also provides (in its endnotes) a thoughtful analysis of Napoleon Hill, his era, the people he interviewed, and the Think and Grow Rich philosophy itself. If you want to really understand Napoleon Hill and Think and Grow Rich, you will find this book to be indespensible. I read this new edition cover to cover and compared every page with the pages of the little 256-page version published by Ballentine Books, which up until now has been the most popular version and the one you usually see in bookstores. Try it for yourself. There's no comparison, in terms of features or ease of reading and understanding. It's like comparing gold and lead. Somewhere in one of these reviews a reviewer said that this 'Restored and Revised' edition was replacing the one she used to keep on her shelves. That's ditto for me. It is just a great, great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2006

    Book of Champions

    This is an awesome edition of Napoleon Hill's awesome book. The annotations in this edition of Think & Grow Rich enhanced my understanding and application of the Think & Grow Rich philosophy. This book will help you to reach your maximum potential, achieve your goals and build your character. Former Heavyweight Boxing Champion and International Boxing Hall of Famer Ken Norton shared in his book 'Going the Distance' that he read Think & Grow Rich and it changed his life. Norton's book states he was prescribed to read Think & Grow Rich after he suffered his first boxing defeat and had to start over. He then went on to beat Muhammed Ali for the title. Norton shares in his book that he read Think & Grow Rich repeatedly during his career and he became a stonger person for it. Ken Norton won a Napoleon Hill Award for positive thinking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2006

    The best version yet

    The first and still the best motivation book out there! I have read all the versions of this book and have to say this is the best yet. It is clear and has excellent notes for that deeper understanding. If you're a first timer, do as it says and read the book before the notes. For die hard Napoleon Hill fans, read the book and enjoy the notes and renewed motivation. Brilliant.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2006

    Conceive... Believe... Achieve

    'Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.' -Napoleon Hill If you asked me to recommend to you the single best book I have ever read, my answer would be a very definite 'Think and Grow Rich'. First published in 1937, this is the end product of two decades of research conducted by Napoleon Hill. His research started when Andrew Carnegie (the steel tycoon who was then the richest man on earth) gave him the assignment of organizing a Philosophy of Personal Achievement. Hill, who was a poor journalist, armed with just an introductory letter from Carnegie, set out to interview over five hundred successful people including Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, John D. Rockefeller, George Eastman, William Wrigley Jr. and Charles M. Schwab. Hill then revealed the priceless wisdom of his research in the form of the thirteen steps to success (in Think and Grow Rich) and the seventeen principles of success (in courses and lectures he conducted). The concepts taught by Napoleon Hill transformed my life. Some of these include developing a definite purpose, building a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), channeling the power of the sub-conscious mind and dealing with adversity. Everything he wrote about or talked about is thought provoking. He was wise, humble and funny. His philosophy is universal he did not mix it with religion. The riches he referred to were more than money, for the Philosophy of Personal Achievement can be applied to anything in life. Hill was well ahead of his time. This book has a chapter dedicated to some of today's most important issues - Specialized Knowledge, Decision Making, Imagination and Organized Planning (in which he deals with Leadership). He also has principles for Teamwork, Creative Vision, Health, etc. This is a classic, and hence the examples are old (not to be confused with outdated). But they are as relevant today as they were in the early twentieth century. Here is an example from T&GR in the chapter on Desire: On the morning after the Great Fire of Chicago (1871), a group of merchants on Chicago's State Street went into a conference to decide whether to rebuild their stores or leave Chicago. All but one decided to leave. The merchant who decided to stay pointed a finger to the remains of his store and said 'Gentlemen, on that very spot I will build the world's greatest store, no matter how many times it may burn down.' His name was Marshall Field and his store still exists, and in Hill's words is 'a towering monument to that state of mind known as a burning desire.' I lived in Chicago from 2002 through 2004 and worked three blocks away from this impressive store on State Street. Sometimes I would visit it or stand outside it to derive inspiration and be reminded of the power of desire. It is amazing that Hill describes 'burning desire' with a story based on the Chicago Fire. There are thousands of self-help books out in the market and hundreds of self proclaimed 'gurus' who have made a living by copying the wisdom in Hill's books. As I went through some of those books I realized that there was not much in them that Hill had not already written about. I recommend quality over quantity. Instead of reading through many books, I recommend that you study the following works of Hill and internalize his wisdom: 1. Think and Grow Rich (1937) 2. Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success : The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement 3. Your Right To Be Rich [Unabridged] - By internalizing, I mean studying in depth - analyzing the ideas, making notes and summaries. Some have criticized Hill's work by stating that his research was unscientific. They pass him up for Jim Collins (whose 'Good to Great' dedicates 76 out of its 300 pages to research methodology and notes that hardly anybody ever reads) or Marcus Buckingham (whose 'First Break...' similarly uses 25 pages for Gallup's Meta Analysis and what not). These people don't know what they are missing. I am greatl

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2006

    Extraordinary Tribute to an Extraordinary Man

    This revised original version is definitely replacing the original version on my shelf now. In a special tribute to Napoleon Hill, Ross Cornwell has taken Hill's classic work, Think and Grow Rich!, and made it even better. This book is a timeless classic that outlines steps to achieve ultimate success and Mr. Cornwell has not lost a single thing from the original version. In addition, he has added a valediction for Dr. Hill, and a tribute section to Dr. Hill filled with contributions by such famous leaders as Thomas Edison and Theodore Roosevelt, among others. With nine appendixes and a huge endnote section, providing detailed explanation and clarity to things referenced in the original version, this revised copy will definitely replace the original version currently on my bookshelf.--Kim Olver, author of Leveraging Diversity at Work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2006

    Far and away the best!

    This book is nothing short of marvelous. It makes a wonderful addition to any library. Napoleon Hill writes in a style with such great energy that one feels one is sitting right beside him on a fast train to success, hanging on his every word. Think and Grow Rich is the greatest book on how to be successful ever written. It is great because it can work for anyone with the diligence and persistence to apply its principles faithfully. I own and have read three other editions of Think and Grow Rich. None of them comes close to the quality, readability, and value of this one. The back fourth of the book contains new features that are outstandingly useful and worth the price of the book alone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    This book is the perfect 'study tool' for success

    Reading and assimilating the principles spelled out in ¿Think and Grow Rich¿ can be an astounding life-changing experience. I know. I read it more than thirty years ago, I re-read it at least once every year, and I believe it to be responsible for every success I have attained since reaching adulthood. I have in my library almpost every edition of this book that has been published, including the first, a rare 1937 copy. I was delighted several months ago to find this new edition that is without a doubt the finest, most useful I have ever read. It is actually better than the 1937 book. It has features that I have never seen in any other edition¿an extremely useful index a good appendix and hundreds of endnotes that provide a tremendous amount of information about the people and events he mentions in the book and which clarify many points of Dr. Hill's philosophy. Virtually every version of TGR available today is an abridgment of Dr. Hill¿s 1937 original. Those that are not abridged are outdated or else they distort Napoleon Hill's message. This new book restores all material that has been left out, but it cleans up some incorrect grammar and obsolete language and some terminology that could be considered offensive today. I have long urged just about everybody I meet to study Napoleon Hill¿s philosophy, and I now urge them to use this new book to do it. It has long been my custom to give copies of TGR to every young adult I meet who I believe has the potential to achieve significant and even great things in life. This book is the perfect ¿study tool¿ for personal success.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2005

    This book has changed my son's life

    I bought this book for my son, a rising college sophomore, last Christmas. It has changed his life. He has written out his definite chief aim in life, as Napoleon Hill suggests, and has it posted on his bulletin board. He copied down the Six Step Success formula and reads it first thing each morning and right before he goes to bed at night. For the first time in his life he has a real sense of purpose, direction, and self-discipline. It has been amazing to see the effect this great book has had on my son. He says that reading and living the principles in the book has been the greatest experience he was ever had. I wanted to see what this book was all about, so I have now read it. I couldn't put it down. I bought a copy for myself and gave six copies to other young people who I think have real potential. I only wish I had read it when I was a young man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2005

    Are you successful?

    'Think and Grow Rich!' has been around since 1937. And most who have read earlier versions have read the 1960 edition. I was introduced to the 1960 edition during an Anthony Robbins seminar, many years ago. And I must say that I had evolved so much while reading that earlier edition that reading Ross Cornwell's restored and revised edition led me to look more closely for what is different about a book that had guided me many years ago to evolve in ways that were beyond anyone's wildest dreams. How this restored and revised edition is different: 1. Appendices (Hill's bio, tributes and other work) 2. Easily accessible endnotes that explain more about Napoleon Hill and those who influenced this success philosophy 3. Changed some words throughout book, for clarity. 'Think and Grow Rich!' is a 13-step process to success and riches. It is also a philosophy of individual achievement that guides readers to 'follow what you demand of life.' To this day, my favorite example in this book of how money can be made is the after-dinner speech presented by Charles M. Schwab to John Pierpont Morgan. In this speech, and all that followed to the close of the deal, there are lessons of determination, persistence, unspoken corporate political rules and other power games that led the United States Steel Corporation to be born when everyone thought it couldn't be done. And my two favorite quotes from this book are: 'You are the master of your fate, the captain of your soul.' And, 'You are never ready for a thing until you believe you can acquire it.'

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