There's a sucker born every minute" is a phrase often credited to P.T. Barnum. However, when Barnum's biographer tried to track down when Barnum had uttered this phrase, all of Barnum's friends and acquaintances told him it was out of character. Barnum's credo was more along the lines of "there's a customer born every minute" -- he wanted to find ways to draw new customers in all the time because competition was fierce and people bored easily. In addition to "The Art of Money Getting," Barnum wrote "The Humbugs of the World," "Struggles and Triumphs," and his Autobiography. "The Art of Money Getting" is really the story of how to run a sales organization by understanding the mind and tastes of your primary customer base. Written in 1880, it is a fascinating read for anyone wanting to make progress in their financial situation. P. T. Barnum wrote in a way that makes readers feel like they are listening to their own grandfather as he shares wisdom and common sense. What Barnum wrote is not complicated, difficult to understand or even hard to implement. Though written over 100 years ago, P. T. Barnum's advice is still applicable today. Though short, Barnum's book is a treat to read and is never boring! Highly recommended!
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John Milton (1608-1674) was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England. He is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. He was a scholarly man of letters, a polemical writer, and an official serving under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval in England, and his poetry and prose reflect deep convictions and deal with contemporary issues, such as his treatise condemning licensing, Areopagitica. As well as English, he wrote in Latin and Italian, and had an international reputation during his lifetime. After his death, Milton's critical reception oscillated, a state of affairs that continued through the centuries. At an early stage he became the subject of partisan biographies, such as that of John Toland from the nonconformist perspective, and a hostile account by Anthony Ã Wood. Samuel Johnson wrote unfavourably of his politics as those of "an acrimonious and surly republican"; but praised Paradise Lost "a poem which, considered with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind". William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author". He remains generally regarded "as one of the preeminent writers in the English language and as a thinker of world importance."
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Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 36 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.09 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1466403446