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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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.
In receiving this award, Miller will become a lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association and, in that capacity, will work to provide deserving high school seniors with the financial resources and mentorship they need to pursue a college degree.
Presented each year by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Inc.
THE HORATIO ALGER STORY: MENTORING AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
Granted, these texts are being offered for their historical interest rather than their literary value, but some readers might find it difficult to read prose such as the following, which comes from Charlie Codman's Cruise; or, A Young Sailor's Pluck, an 1866 novel by Horatio Alger, Jr.
But Fulle's rubber gloves were merely creating the backstory for an amazing second act a modern Horatio Alger story in which a gay protagonist goes from janitor to executive vice president of a movie studio with not so much as a black eye in the process.
Stephen Sondheim's "Into the Woods" has been selected as its inaugural production, but perhaps the Horatio Alger musical, "Shine," would have been more appropriate considering Signature's dramatic rags-to-riches ascendancy.
On April 6, 2001, when President George Bush congratulated winners of the Horatio Alger award, he still emphasized the centrality of Alger's message: "The Horatio Alger Society is dedicated to really one of the basic truths about this country, and I hope this home remains dedicated to the same truth.
Had Lee's life had a happy ending, his story would have resembled a Horatio Alger novel.
She tries one tactic after another, until she finally connects when a student's vague memory of Horatio Alger stories from U.
Wills reminds us that for every one Horatio Alger "luck and pluck" entrepreneur, there were hundreds more who built off the hard work and enterprise of those who came before.