Horatio Alger


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Horatio Alger

An American writer who authored popular books in which the main characters (often historical figures) rise from poverty to relative wealth. In other words, Alger wrote about people who achieved the American dream. Critics maintain he gave his readers (and their intellectual descendants) false hope of success.
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The Association is named for renowned author Horatio Alger, Jr.
Through its Members, Horatio Alger Association aims to educate young people about the limitless opportunities afforded to them by the free-enterprise system.
The newest scholarship winners were among those attending the April fundraising event co-hosted by broadcast personality and author Lou Dobbs and actor Tom Selleck, both Horatio Alger members.
Included in the material are background on the Purdue and Horatio Alger studies, an overview, key messages derived from the Purdue study and a national news release.
For more information about Horatio Alger Association and a full list of its Class of 2016, please visit www.
In America, immigrants see opportunity -- the spirit of Horatio Alger that our country has been exporting for a 150 years but doesn't truly believe in itself.
at the Horatio Alger Awards Induction Ceremonies April 12-14, 2012.
There he discovered an Horatio Alger story of sons in the teacher's own life.
WASHINGTON -- The board of directors of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc.
Hamm learned the value of hard work from a young age," said Byron Trott, president and CEO, Horatio Alger Association and 2011 Horatio Alger Award recipient.
Wright, who, as Michel Fabre has aptly observed in The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright, was as a young man "an avid reader of Horatio Alger," and who wrote a review of the complete works of Horatio Alger in the same year that he completed Rite of Passage, cleverly echoes and reverses the Alger myth throughout the book.
the "Company") (NYSE: CCG), a leading developer, builder, owner and manager of high-quality student housing, today announced that it will continue its partnership with the Horatio Alger Association, an organization devoted to honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals in society who have succeeded in spite of adversity and encouraging young people to pursue their dreams through higher education.