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Rags to Riches Series: Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie earned most of his fortune in the steel industry. In the 1870s, he founded the Carnegie Steel Company, a step which cemented his name as one of the "Captains of Industry".... More > By the 1890s, the company was the largest and most profitable industrial enterprise in the world. Carnegie sold it in 1901 for $480 million to J.P. Morgan, who created U.S. Steel. Carnegie devoted the remainder of his life to large-scale philanthropy, with special emphasis on local libraries, world peace, education and scientific research. His life has often been referred to as a true "rags to riches" story.< Less
Rags to Riches Series: Oprah Winfrey
Winfrey was born into poverty in rural Mississippi to a teenage single mother and later raised in an inner-city Milwaukee neighborhood. She experienced considerable hardship during her childhood,... More > claiming to be raped at age nine and becoming pregnant at 14; her son died in infancy.Sent to live with the man she calls her father, a barber in Tennessee, Winfrey landed a job in radio while still in high school and began co-anchoring the local evening news at the age of 19.< Less
Rags to Riches Series: Richard Branson
Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson (born 18 July 1950) is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.
His first business venture was a magazine called... More > Student at the age of 16. In 1970, he set up an audio-record mail-order business. In 1972, he opened a chain of record stores, Virgin Records, later known as Virgin Megastores. Branson's Virgin brand grew rapidly during the 1980s, as he set up Virgin Atlantic Airways and expanded the Virgin Records music label.< Less
Rags to Riches Series: Ozzy Osbourne
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born in Aston, Birmingham, England, on 3 December 1948. His father Jack worked shifts as a toolmaker at GEC. His mother Lillian worked for the car... More > components firm Lucas.John was the fourth of six children. Ozzy had two brothers (Paul and Tony) and three sisters (Jean, Iris and Gillian); they lived in a small two-bedroom home at 14 Lodge Road in Aston. The nickname "Ozzy" was first used when he was in primary school. Although called "John" by his first wife Thelma, Osbourne states that it has been a long time since he's recognised himself when called by his formal name.< Less
Rags to Riches Series: J. K. Rowling
Rowling has led a "rags to riches" life story, in which she progressed from living on social security to multi-millionaire status within five years. As of March 2011, when its latest world... More > billionaires list was published, Forbes estimated Rowling's net worth to be US$1 billion. The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £560 million ($798 million), ranking her as the twelfth richest woman in the United Kingdom.Forbes ranked Rowling as the forty-eighth most powerful celebrity of 2007,and Time magazine named her as a runner-up for its 2007 Person of the Year, noting the social, moral, and political inspiration she has given her fans.< Less
Rags to Riches Series: John D. Rockefeller
Rockefeller was the second of six children born in Richford, New York, to William Avery Rockefeller (November 13, 1810 – May 11, 1906) and Eliza Davison (September 12, 1813 – March 28,... More > 1889). Genealogists trace some of his ancestors to French Huguenots who fled to Germany in the 17th century.His father, first a lumberman, then a traveling salesman, billed himself as a “botanic physician” and sold elixirs. The locals referred to the mysterious but fun-loving man as "Big Bill," and "Devil Bill".He was a sworn foe of conventional morality, who had opted for a vagabond existence and who returned to his family infrequently.< Less
Horatio Alger Series: Facing the World
"Facing the World by Horatio Alger is the story of an ill fated boy whose parents have both passed away. The helpless orphan is given to the care of a guardian who is, unfortunately, not only... More > unjust but also very unkind to the boy.In desperation he runs away and is very fortunate in finding a true friend in a man who aids him and makes him his helper in his work as magician.
They travel over the country and have many interesting experiences, some narrow escapes and thrilling adventures.< Less
IN THIS WORLD BUT NOT OF IT
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Based on an extraordinary bond between three people, In this world But Not OF IT, combines psychology, philosophy, modern science and spirituality, in a way that is designed to inspire, challenge and... More > practically transform the lives of its readers. A series of synchronistic events leads Vi to Phil, a friend and colleague. His mediumistic capabilities quickly disperse her doubts as to the authenticity of subtle communication. Compelled by a succession of powerful psychic experiences, former alcoholic, Phil, seeks to manifest a prophetic vision. Coalescing with spirit guides, Theodore and Esba, has revealed a three-fold purpose. The kindred spirits embark on a challenging journey, voyaging through shadow and light. Using the vehicles of regression, progression, channelling, dreams, and meditation, they exploit the inner assassins that populate their unconscious, and traverse the infinite expanse of the Universal mind.< Less
Rx: The Freedom to Travel Language Series - German Phrase book & Audiobook Companion
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GERMAN-Finally, language help that opens the world to the special needs traveler! This exclusive new audio series puts key words and phrases you need for nutrition, access, or medical assistance in... More > easy reach so you can go where YOU want to go with confidence. Each instructional CD and phrase book is packed with entertaining lessons and practical terms you can use in any away-from-home situation.* Where would you go if you knew you could ask for the TLC you deserve? Don't let migraines, food allergies, diabetes, or mobility issues hold you back from the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are waiting for you on the road. Take back your freedom to travel with Rx:The Freedom to Travel Language Series! *Rx: The Freedom to Travel Language Series is a supplemental vocabulary aid for foreign language instruction and does not recommend individual medical treatment. Always consult a physician about your specific medical needs before travel.
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