That Printer of Udell's

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Kessinger Publishing, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 356 pages
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1902. Wright, served as a minister prior to beginning his artistic and writing career. This is the book that young Ronal Reagan read when he was 11 years old and promptly decided that he wanted to become an evangelical Christian, informing his Mother that he wanted to be baptized. Reagan obviously identified with the protagonist of this story who like Reagan was the son of an alcoholic father and who through the power of faith became a better man. Dick Falkner came to Boyd City to land a job. But everyone in the bustling mining town refused Dick. Everyone, that is, except George Udell, a printer who took pity on him. In the end, Dick and George confess their sins and profess faith in Christ and the book concludes with his marching off to Washington to assume a political career. Ring a bell? See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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User Review  - Gordon Paisley - Goodreads

Great story even if the writing left a bit to be desired. Worth the read. Read full review

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User Review  - Emily L - Goodreads

I love this book, having read several times an original 1902 edition that was in our house growing up. I recently came across the beautiful leather-bound reprint by Lamplighter, and couldn't pass it up. Read full review

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Harold Bell Wright was born in Rome, New York on May 4, 1872. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a preacher. Between 1902 and 1942 he wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and numerous magazine articles. His books include That Printer of Udell's; The Shepherd of the Hills; The Calling of Dan Matthews; The Winning of Barbara Worth; and To My Sons. He died of bronchial pneumonia on May 24, 1944.

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