James Allen

James Allen 1864 - 1912

James Allen (November 28 1864 - 1912) was a philosophical writer born in Leicester England. He was born into a working class family where his mother could neither read or write and where his father, William, was a factory knitter. Following a downturn in the textile trade in 1879, his father went alone to America to find work with the rest of the family to follow later. Within two days of his arrival, he was declared dead at the New York City Hospital, believed to have been a victim of robbery and murder.

Charles F. Haanel

Charles F. Haanel

Charles F. Haanel (May 22 1866 - November 27 1949) was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan his family being of Swedish origin. Little is known of his early years, but he is known to have worked for the National Enameling & Stamping Company in St. Louis for 15 years, before setting out as a businessman and writer. Charles F. Haanel became a prominent businessman in St. Louis and took part in many ventures. He also became a Freemason and a member of various associations

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