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WRIGHT, HAROLD BELL - That Printer of Udell's a Story of the Middle West

Title: That Printer of Udell's a Story of the Middle West
Description: Chicago: The Book Supply Co, 1903. First Edition. Hardcover. ISBN: 1618958119. Illustrated by John Clitheroe Gilbert. Green hardcover with photo inset. Original 1903 edition, not a reprint. Author's first book.Front hing cracked and inside front cover has marks from old tape. Otherwise book is in excellent condition. "Wright, who served as a minister before becoming a writer, created a story with Christian themes. In the story, Dick Falkner, who comes from a broken home, sees his father under the influence of alcohol and his mother starving. After his parents die, Dick goes to Boyd City in the Midwestern United States to become employed. Dick believes that "Christians won't let me starve." A printer named George Udell hires Dick; both of them decide to become Christians and Dick becomes a revered member of the religious community due to his public speaking abilities and optimism. At the end of the book, Dick gets a political job in Washington, D.C." Review About Author: Harold Bell Wright (May 4, 1872 May 24, 1944) was a best-selling American writer of fiction, essays, and nonfiction.[1] Although mostly forgotten or ignored after the middle of the 20th century, he had a very successful career; he is said to have been the first American writer to sell a million copies of a novel and the first to make $1 million from writing fiction.[2] Between 1902 and 1942 Wright wrote 19 books, several stage plays, and many magazine articles. More than 15 movies were made or claimed to be made from Wright's stories, including Gary Cooper's first major movie, The Winning of Barbara Worth (1926) and the John Wayne film The Shepherd of the Hills (1941). (Wikipedia Ronald Reagan read the book at age 11 after his mother, a member of the Protestant Disciples of Christ Church, gave him the book. Reagan says that the book inspired him to become an evangelical Christian; he became baptized by his mother's congregation. At age 66 Reagan said that the book "left an abiding belief in the triumph of good over evil. (; Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 467 pages. Good with no dust jacket .

Keywords: The Shepherd of the Hills the Winning of Barbara Worth Scarce First Edition

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- Book number: 63084

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