A LIFETIME OF RICHES: THE BIOGRAPHY OF NAPOLEON HILL. Napoleon Hill was and is an American treasure. He was a confidant of presidents and statesmen. The prominent men of several generations freely revealed their secrets of success to him. But he never forgot his humble origins. He considered it his sacred obligation to share with the world the knowledge about personal achievement that he had accumulated during his rich and varied life. I shall be eternally grateful that I was privileged to know well this great man, and I hope that through the pages of this biography, you too can come to know the man who helped millions of ordinary people discover the greatness within themselves. Michael J. Ritt, Jr.
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Hill (1883-1970) was the author of several early self-help books-Law of Success, 1929; Think and Grow Rich, 1937; Mental Dynamite, 1941-all promoting an inspirational philosophy of personal achievement that, if followed, purportedly would lead to wealth and success. Although Hill died a prosperous man, he spent most of his life jumping from one get-rich-quick scheme to another and experienced long periods of poverty. Landers, a freelance writer, and Ritt, former executive director of the Napoleon Hill Foundation, have put a good spin on Hill's contradictory life. Yet their account does not provide any real insight into why a man whose books were able to motivate others nonetheless deserted his wife and children several times to follow his dreams and left their financial support to others. After his wife finally divorced him, Hill married two more times. This is a public-relations bio marked by stilted writing. Photos not seen by PW.
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Book Description Napoleon Hill Foundation, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1937641147
Book Description Napoleon Hill Foundation, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 252 pages. 8.50x5.50x0.63 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1937641147