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Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell

Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell

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Acres of Diamonds

by Russell H. Conwell

Angus & Robertson, 1933, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned pages, foxing to end papers and fore edges, dustjacket shows edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and small parts missing, colour running (see photographs)

“The basic idea of Acres of Diamonds is the story of an Arab who spent years of his life, and died a pauper, searching for a diamond mine, while all the time the famous Golconda mine was on his farm undiscovered.  That story is the starting point for a colloquial, racy, shrewd talk on making the most of opportunity.  It was a talk that struck responsive chords in the hearts of millions of listeners.
Dr Conwell made £800,000 from this lecture before it was published in book form, yet when he died he left nothing but a small family homestead.  The money he had earned by his lectures was devoted to helping students through college.  After each lecture, Dr Conwell would figure out his expenses, deduct them from his fee, and mail a cheque for the balance to a needy student.”


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