A Lifetime of Riches: The Biography of Napoleon Hill

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Dutton Book, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 241 pages
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Born into poverty in 1883, Oliver Napoleon Hill fought his way out of his backwoods Virginia town with a burning desire to succeed. He constantly searched for ways to improve himself and tried his hand at diverse occupations, including managing a coal mine, practicing law, and becoming a business journalist. He worked for twenty years codifying the "rules" of achievement and interviewed successful people from all walks of life, gaining invaluable insight from the likes of Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, Henry Ford, and William H. Taft. Despite his connections with many rich and powerful people, Hill's personal life was a financial and emotional roller coaster. He watched his fortunes come and go as business enemies, world wars, a gold-digging second wife, and even the mob stole away his opportunities for wealth. Yet even when he was abandoned by his family, this incurable optimist and entrepreneur believed that every failure held a lesson for success.

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A fulsome life story of an evangelistic lecturer, a champion of Babbittry, and author of the prototypical self-helper, the late Professor Napoleon Hill, is offered by an interested party. Ritt is ... Read full review

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Michael J. Ritt, Jr. serves as the executive director, secretary and treasurer of the Napoleon Hill Foundation. He worked directly with Napoleon Hill as his assistant for ten years, and has worked for over 40 years with W. Clement Stone.
Kirk Landers is a journalist and freelance writer who has interviewed hundreds of business leaders from around the world, writing articles and columns on what makes companies and individuals succeed.

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