|Publish Date:||Nov 1995|
|Number of Pages:||128|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.2|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.25 x 7.0 x 0.25|
Og Mandino was born December 12, 1923 in Natick, Massachusetts. After high school, he joined the Army Air Corps. Upon returning from service in World War II, he was unemployed. Eventually, he became an editor for a magazine called Success Unlimited. This job was the starting point of his writing career. Mandino went on to write nineteen inspirational titles. They include The Greatest Salesman in the World, the Greatest Miracle in the World, the Return of the Ragpicker, the Twelfth Angel and the Choice. Since it's initial printing, The Greatest Salesman in the World has been translated into over 20 languages and is still considered one of the best-selling self-help books of all time. He died September 3, 1996.
This sequel to Mandino's 1967 self-help classic features the same amalgam of biblical motifs and secular values as its predecessor. As the new story opens, an older Hafid (who rose from camel boy to "greatest salesman" in the original) is mourning his wife, oblivious to the needs of others, until a stranger directs him toward a new career preaching to the masses on the subject of success. On his travels he meets biblical figures (including St. Paul, languishing in jail till the salesman revives him). Closing with ten "Vows of Success',' this is shaky theologically, but a predictable best seller. EC
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