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Russell Conwell - Author

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Books by Russell Conwell

Why Lincoln Laughed (Unabridged)

Why Lincoln Laughed (Unabridged)

Author: Russell Conwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

The Key to Success & What You Can Do With Your Will Power

The Key to Success & What You Can Do With Your Will Power

Author: Russell Conwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/04/2019

Acres of Diamonds (with a biography of the author by Robert Shackleton)

Acres of Diamonds (with a biography of the author by Robert Shackleton)

Author: Russell Conwell Format: eBook Release Date: 26/12/2017

American Baptist minister and lawyer, Russell Conwell was the founder and first President of Temple University who is probably best remembered for his inspirational speech "e;Acres of Diamonds"e;, in which he puts forth the idea that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, but rather all the resources for achieving success exist in one's own backyard. This idea is exemplified in the parable of a man who sells his farm and abandons his family in search of diamonds. His journey takes him far and wide but without success and ultimately defeated by his failure flings himself into the ocean. Later it is discovered that the farm he has sold has a wealth of diamonds below its soil. Additionally in this lecture Conwell asserts his belief that it is not impious to be wealthy for it is not money which is the root of all evil but the love of money above all else. Contained in this little volume is that inspirational speech, "e;Acres of Diamonds"e;, along with a short biography of Conwell by Robert Shackleton, and an autobiographical essay on his life as an orator by Conwell himself.

Acres of Diamonds: The Secret Edition - Open Your Heart to the Real Power and Magic of Living Faith and Let the Heaven Be in You, Go Deep Inside Yourself and Back, Feel the Crazy and Divine Love and L

Acres of Diamonds: The Secret Edition - Open Your Heart to the Real Power and Magic of Living Faith and Let the Heaven Be in You, Go Deep Inside Yourself and Back, Feel the Crazy and Divine Love and L

Author: Russell Conwell Format: eBook Release Date: 14/03/2013

Friends.--This lecture has been delivered under these circumstances: I visit a town or city, and try to arrive there early enough to see the postmaster, the barber, the keeper of the hotel, the principal of the schools, and the ministers of some of the churches, and then go into some of the factories and stores, and talk with the people, and get into sympathy with the local conditions of that town or city and see what has been their history, what opportunities they had, and what they had failed to do--and every town fails to do something--and then go to the lecture and talk to those people about the subjects which applied to their locality. "e;Acres of Diamonds"e;--the idea--has continuously been precisely the same. The idea is that in this country of ours every man has the opportunity to make more of himself than he does in his own environment, with his own skill, with his own energy, and with his own friends. RUSSELL H. CONWELL.

Every Man His Own University

Every Man His Own University

Author: Russell Conwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Looking for a new lease on life? Steer clear of the lukewarm pablum you'll find in most modern self-help books and stick to the classics. Russell Conwell's Every Man His Own University is an amazingly comprehensive guide for any man (or woman!) who needs to make a change -- and is willing to put in the work that that entails. Fans of Napoleon Hill's oeuvre will love this book.

Every Man His Own University

Every Man His Own University

Author: Russell Conwell Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Looking for a new lease on life? Steer clear of the lukewarm pablum you'll find in most modern self-help books and stick to the classics. Russell Conwell's Every Man His Own University is an amazingly comprehensive guide for any man (or woman!) who needs to make a change -- and is willing to put in the work that that entails. Fans of Napoleon Hill's oeuvre will love this book.

Acres of Diamonds

Acres of Diamonds

Author: Russell Conwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2008