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The American Myth of Success

From Horatio Alger to Norman Vincent Peale

"A rich and rewarding book, one that has stood up well under the test of time, and one that still provides readers with significant insights."--David Herbert Donald, author of Look Homeward: A Life of Thomas Wolfe

"An exceptionally perceptive history of the cult of striving and success in American culture written with great clarity, and with a keen sense of the social and intellectual currents of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries."--Joseph Boskin, author of Sambo: The Rise and Demise of an American Jester

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