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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For more than 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon individuals who have succeeded despite facing adversities, and who have remained committed to higher education and charitable endeavors throughout their lives.
"Despite the significant challenges these students have faced in their young lives, they are deeply committed to pursuing higher education and serving their communities," said Matthew Rose, association president and a 2013 Horatio Alger Award recipient.
He will also introduce audiences to new songs from, Beautiful Things only available through public television in the United States and Canada, an album which features duets with Vanessa Williams in a beautiful ballad dedicated to the Horatio Alger Association called A Hero Is Inside, and an ode to Frangoulis' muse, Maria Callas, simply named, Maria, sung with acclaimed young tenor Vittorio Grigolo.
For fans of American literature Holbrook presents a sixty-five-page chapter that brings us through the history and works of Horatio Alger and then applies Alger's American Dream theme to its recurrence in jazz biopics.
A Churchill High School senior is one of two Oregon students to receive a Horatio Alger National Scholarship.
After receiving the Horatio Alger Award in 1965, Paulucci went on to publish his rags to riches story in a book entitled How it Was to Make $100,000,000 in a Hurry.
Admitting that you're financially underwater and don't know how to get out is as unattractive an autobiography as the Horatio Alger story is alluring.
After all, in Horatio Alger stories, the protagonist never whines about money-back guarantees.
In telling this story Fitzgerald draws on two powerful cultural myths about how boys become men and thereby gain access to wealth, power, and privilege: the Horatio Alger story and Petronius's Satyricon (or, more accurately, the story of Trimalchio).
This sardonic, darkly humorous collection blends an inverted Horatio Alger tale with a rich mixture of Sci-Fi, horror, Noir, and other diverse influences to create a reading experience quite unlike anything else out there.
When I got to college and encountered my first left-wing history professor, I learned that Horatio Alger characters were pure myth--except I had already read and heard about dozens of them.
Staubach is also a recipient of the NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award and the Horatio Alger Association Award.