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From Canal Boy to President, or The Boyhood and Manhood of James A. Garfield

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An account of the boyhood and manhood of James A Garfield from a significant and popular figure in the history of American social ideals
Hardcover, 334 pages
Published 1881 by DeWolfe, Fiske, and Co.
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Completely hokey but as I almost completely unfamiliar with the life of President Garfield and enjoy the absurdity of Alger's story - it is a fun book. Odd but fun.
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Horatio Alger, Jr. (January 13, 1832 – July 18, 1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, most famous for his novels following the adventures of bootblacks, newsboys, peddlers, buskers, and other impoverished children in their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of respectable middle-class security and comfort. His novels about boys who succeed under the tutelage of older mentors were h ...more
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