Five Minute Biographies

Read the book Five Minute Biographies by Dale Carnegie. I am not a big fan of Dale Carnegie. I find his tone and style in his How To books to be too preachy. This book was however different. He presents 47 short biographies of adventurers, explorers, politicians, movie stars, singers, writers and other interesting people. Most of these people are Americans of the 1850s-1930s era and I hadn’t heard of most of them. Each biography kicks off with an interesting incident in the person’s life, spreads over 2-3 pages and usually has an illustration of the person. Good, fast reading. Inspirational.

Rating: 4/4 (Interesting and inspirational)

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