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Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son Being the Letters written by John Graham, Head of the House of Graham & Company, Pork-Packers in Chicago, ... known to his intimates as "Piggy." by [Lorimer, George Horace]
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Length: 124 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 418 KB
  • Print Length: 124 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004UK1JZQ
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,501 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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By Jasmeet Dang TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 4 December 2016
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Amazing sort of advice in couple of letters from a father to his young son about life and business. Not everyone is lucky to receive such advice, moreover in written format, i therefore believe it is a must read book for all youngsters. I have personally changed in a week or two by quitting some of my bad habits.
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By BS on 15 February 2016
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good book for reading
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 21 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars n 5 March 2017
By Dennis Deckmann - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice read. Subtle drama, lessons to be learned. No vulgarity. Wish this version had the illustrations. This was the free with Prime version.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Read 12 February 2012
By ismeta - Published on Amazon.com
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Lately I've sort of been into Gilded-Age how-to-live-your-life books, and this set of books does not disappoint (second one: Old Gorgon Graham More Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son). John Graham has a massive amount of useful information for his son, and anybody who stumbles across it with a humble spirit should count themselves lucky. This is more of an elegant restating of basic principles of life, with a few solid new ideas which ring true to me.

One of my favorites is where Mr. Graham (perhaps in the second book) is describing his early days in poverty with his wife, and he says "we decided we would take our laughs as we go" or something to that effect. I had resolved myself to suffer through very difficult college classes for a better future, and that line has helped change my thoughts - it's okay to work hard but still be happy. Finding that sustainable equilibrium is the key to a happy life.

Anyways, it's free so download it and enjoy!
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 20 March 2017
By Megabrain1000 - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a book worth reading can't beat it for the price.
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab read 9 April 2017
By Rohit A - Published on Amazon.com
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Take the maxims with a pinch of salt. Mostly well intentioned advice. Writing letters is a lost art, and this one brings back good memories of that skill.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great lessons of life 8 April 2017
By Barrett Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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So many "mentions" have relevance today in both personal and professional dealings. Will have excerpts for my boys as they get ready for school and life.
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