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The Americanization of Edward Bok
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"This book was to have been written in 1914, when I foresaw some leisure to write it, for I then intended to retire from active editorship. But the war came, an entirely new set... More > of duties commanded, and the project was laid aside.
"Its title and the form, however, were then chosen. By the form I refer particularly to the use of the third person. I had always felt the most effective method of writing an autobiography, for the sake of a better perspective, was mentally to separate the writer from his subject by this device."< Less
The Americanization of Edward Bok: The Autobiography
of a Dutch Boy Fifty Years After
This Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography charmingly chronicles the life of Edward Bok, the longtime editor of The Ladies Home Journal and a noted philanthropist. Bok wrote of his eventful life,... More > "Every life has some interest and significance; mine, perhaps, a special one. Here was a little Dutch boy unceremoniously set down in America unable to make himself understood or even to know what persons were saying; his education was extremely limited, practically negligible; and yet, by curious decree of fate, he was destined to write, for a period of years, to the largest body of readers ever addressed by an American editor. . . ." Perhaps Bok's success was due to his willingness to champion progressive causes to the wide readership of The Ladies Home Journal. Bok advocated women's suffrage, saving the environment, public sex education, education on prenatal care and children's health, and pacifism.< Less
Successward: A Young Man's Book for Young Men
If a young man will look around him a bit, he will find that the most successful men of the day are always the most quiet dressers. Their clothes are never conspicuous; they detract rather than... More > attract attention. It is only the fop of shallow mind who invites attention by his dress.-from "In Matters of Dress"Edward Bok wielded enormous influence during his three-decade tenure as editor of the Ladies Home Journal, a pulpit from which he advocated numerous progressive causes, from women's suffrage and environmental preservation to public sex education and pacifism. Here, though, in this book, written just a few years after he took up the Journal's editorship, Bok spoke directly to young men about matters of gentlemanliness and good citizenship. Still a young man himself, and a highly successful one, Bok uses a sympathetic, comradely voice-never a stern or strict one-to convey useful advice on how a young man should comport himself in business, in romance, and in society at large.< Less
A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After
A Dutch Boy Fifty Years After, Dedication, Introduction, An Introduction of Two Persons, The First Days in America, The First Job: Fifty Cents a Week, The Hunger for Self-Education, A Presidential... More > Friend and a Boston Pilgrimage, Going to the Theatre With Longfellow, Phillips Brooks's Books and Emerson's Mental Mist, A Plunge Into Wall Street, Starting a Newspaper Syndicate, The First "Woman's Page," "Literary Leaves," and Entering Scribner's, The Chances for Success, Last Years in New York, Successful Editorship, Building Up a Magazine, Meeting a Reverse or Two, Adventures in Art and in Civics, Theodore Roosevelt's Influence, The President and the Boy, Adventures in Music, A War Magazine and War Activities, The Third Period, Where America Feel Short With Me, What I Owe To America, Edward William Bok Biographical Data, The Expression of a Personal Pleasure< Less
The Young Man in Business
The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other. Orison Swett Marden Such gems of knowledge... More > are aplenty in the author's books and these books were written long before the modern Gurus descended! This Book tries to show that it is an easy thing to be a nobody,but a very difficult thing to be somebody.The Author prepares the Young Man on all fronts known to set up his own Business and succeed.< Less