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➶ The Americanization of Edward Bok Author Edward Bok – Webpolitics.us

The Americanization of Edward Bok This Pulitzer Prize Winning Autobiography Charmingly Chronicles The Life Of Edward Bok, The Longtime Editor Of The Ladies Home Journal And A Noted Philanthropist Bok Wrote Of His Eventful Life, Every Life Has Some Interest And Significance Mine, Perhaps, A Special One Here Was A Little Dutch Boy Unceremoniously Set Down In America Unable To Make Himself Understood Or Even To Know What Persons Were Saying His Education Was Extremely Limited, Practically Negligible And Yet, By Curious Decree Of Fate, He Was Destined To Write, For A Period Of Years, To The Largest Body Of Readers Ever Addressed By An American Editor Perhaps Bok S Success Was Due To His Willingness To Champion Progressive Causes To The Wide Readership Of The Ladies Home Journal Bok Advocated Women S Suffrage, Saving The Environment, Public Sex Education, Education On Prenatal Care And Children S Health, And Pacifism EDWARD BOK 1863 1930 , American Pulitzer Prize Winning Author, Was Born In Den Helder, The Netherlands, And Came To The United States In 1869 He Edited The Ladies Home Journal For 30 Years During That Time, It Became The First Magazine To Reach One Million Subscribers Bok Also Wrote Books Such As Successward And America Give Me A Chance He Established A Number Of Civic Programs And Awards, Including The American Peace Award, The Harvard Advertising Awards, And The Philadelphia Commission.

<Reading> ➶ The Americanization of Edward Bok  Author Edward Bok – Webpolitics.us
  • 316 pages
  • The Americanization of Edward Bok
  • Edward Bok
  • English
  • 15 September 2017
  • 0974290408

    10 thoughts on “ ➶ The Americanization of Edward Bok Author Edward Bok – Webpolitics.us


  1. says:

    Every American should read this book Anyone seeking to become an American should read this book Every family should read this book aloud for family reading time.Every homeschooling family should read this book aloud and also use it as a unit study.Every high school student should read this book.Every business major in college should read this book.Every politician should read this book.Every journalist should read this book.Every writer or aspiring writer should read this book.I wish I possess Every American should read this book Anyone seeking to become an American should read this book Every family should read this book aloud for family readi...


  2. says:

    I LOVE this book I am reading it to Hannah and it is a great autobiography written in third person though He was a brilliant, hard working man who worked hard and is in inspiration to us I encourage you to read it It makes me smile.


  3. says:

    I found this odd little autobiography while looking through the Pulitzer archives, where you can read it for free if you like, and was intrigued by the title Who was Edward Bok and what did it mean to Americanize him Turns out he was pretty famous and successful in his own time and his Americanization is a total rags to riches tale popular in the 19th century Bok was born in the Netherlands and came to America in 1869 with his brother and parents They were well to do at home but fell on I found this odd little autobiography while looking through the Pulitzer archives, where you can read it for free if you lik...


  4. says:

    What a surprise to discover this gem I usually read fiction, but this title showed up in a list of Pulitzer Price winners and I couldn t resist This is one of those books that we need to read and re read as America ages we re getting old and grumpy about immigrants and its citizens are no longer hungry for freedom Our ancestors mostly came to America generations abo, and now we don t understand the new immigrants coming to our shores We are starting to not act in the American spirit I rec What a surprise to discover this gem I usually read fiction, but this title showed up in a list of Pulitzer Price winners and I couldn t resist This is one of those books that we need to read and re read as America ages we re...


  5. says:

    What an incredibly intelligent gentleman far beyond his years This is one man we all could learn from Very very interesting Held my attention from page 1.


  6. says:

    I was surprised to see that this won a Pulitzer, since it s so horribly written Dry, stiff, wooden, peppered with clich s that must have been huge in the late 19th century so many faces here are wreathed in smiles, sometimes twice on the same page Bok dropped out of school at age 13 Maybe he should have stayed in.Bok s is the ultimate Horatio Alger story arriving in the U.S from the Netherlands at age 7 in 1870, not speaking a word of English, his father dying soon after, he and his bro I was surprised to see that this won a Pulitzer, since it s so horribly written Dry, stiff, wooden, peppered with clich s that must have been huge in the late 19th century so many faces here are wreathed in smiles, sometimes twice on the same page Bok dropped out of school at age 13 Maybe he should have stayed in.Bok s is the ultimate Horatio Alger story arriving in the U.S from the Netherlands at age 7 in 1870, not speaking a word of English, his father dying soon after, he and his brother had to support their mother He was extremely entrepreneurial, selling water out of a bucket with three sparkling glasses attached to dehydrating riders of the horse drawn trolleys of Brooklyn When other youngsters copied him, he upgraded to fresh squeezed lemonade and chargedWhenever he saw some product he thought could be made better, he contacted the manufacturer and they always adopted his idea, and paid him He began to collect autograph le...


  7. says:

    In 1920, the former editor of the Ladies Home Journal, Edward Bok, published his fascinating memoir, an exceptionally well written book through which he candidly yet eloquently recounted the step by step process of his Americanization from penurious immigrant Dutch boy to affluent pioneering American editor and philanthropist hence, it is not a surprise that the work secured for its author both the coveted 1921 Pulitzer Prize for Biogr...


  8. says:

    I first noticed this book in the gift shop of Bok Tower, a beautiful garden park and carillon tower commissioned and installed by the eponymous Edward Bok in Lake Wales, FL Never having heard of him, I bought Bok s book sorry, couldn t resist that one With apologies for boring thoseknowledgeable than I, it turns out that Mr Bok, born in Holland and brought to the United States in poverty at the age of seven in 1870, worked hard and became very successful, first in publishing and most I first noticed this book in the gift shop of Bok Tower, a beautiful garden park and carillon tower commissioned and installed by the eponymous Edward Bok in Lake Wales, FL Never having heard of ...


  9. says:

    I read this autobiography by Edward Bok as part of my Pulitzer Challenge see my blog at It won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography and Autobiography 1921 and I have to say it absolutely deserved it Bok, editor of the Ladies Home Journal for nearly 30 years, chose to write his memoirs in third person His style is very readable The reader is taken along his lifeline from his arrival in the United States, his first job at a bakery to support the family, int I read this autobiography by Ed...


  10. says:

    I really enjoyed this book This is an autobiography of a longtime editor of the Ladies Home Journal from late Victorian times through WWI He emigrated from Holland at age 6, hence the Americanization part Of course, the book suffers for readers of today from the conventions of the time the tendency to only praise, and to overlook some of the faults, of famous people this is no tell all , and the rampant sexism there s a lot of references to the feminine nature, the mother instinct, I really enjoyed this book This is an ...

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