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Foreword

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pp. 8-29

William Ashley “Billy” Sunday was the best-known evangelist in America during the first half of the twentieth century. From 1896 to 1935, the controversial preacher toured first the Midwest, then the nation, preaching to between eighty and one hundred million people a version of the....

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pages 1 - 30

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pp. 30-59

I never saw my father. He walked from Ames, Iowa, to Des Moines, thirty miles, to enlist in the Civil War, and was assigned to Company E, Twenty-third Iowa Infantry, in August, 1862. I was born on my grandfather’s farm one mile south of Ames, Story County, Iowa, the nineteenth of the following November...

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pages 31 - 60

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pp. 60-89

You can dot every hilltop in America with a red schoolhouse; you can erect a university in every teeming center of population, until ignorance will slink away like a wolf in a den; and yet America will sink into hell unless her purity of heart keeps pace with her brilliancy of intellect. Then we have this companionate marriage bunk spread broadcast...

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pages 61 - 86

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pp. 90-115

Fred Dunlap became a diamond merchant. He would buy diamonds from fellows who were hard up, then sell them for a big profit. He was an expert in judging their value. He could tell within five dollars what Bailey, Banks & Biddle, of Philadelphia, or Tiffany’s, of New York, would give. Fred could neither read nor write. I used to write his letters for him. A woman in Detroit got sweet on Fred and would write him...

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pp. 116-117