National Geographic : 1921 Apr
Poor at twenty; Rich at forty; Internationally famous at fifty You are invited to have FREE a booklet that tells what few great books make a man think straight and talk well POOR, friendless, with no education, Benjamin Franklin walked through the streets of Philadelphia alone. Yet at forty he was independent; at fifty his company was eagerly sought by the leaders of two continents. What was Franklin's success secret? Something mysterious? Not at all. His secret was nothing more than this: Every day of his life he added a part of some other man's brains to his own. He picked the few really great mind building books and read them systematically a few minutes every day. Are you bigger today than yesterday ? You have so few minutes in the day for reading; so few days in a busy life. Will you spend them all with the gossip of the Newspapers, or the mere entertainment of Fiction? Or will you, like Franklin, start now to make the great thinkers of the world your servants? Will you increase your own brain power by adding their brain power to it? What are the few great books-biographies, histories, novels, dramas, poems, books of science and travel, phi losophy and religion, that have in them the power to make of their readers men who can think clearly and talk in terestingly-men who will not only be ambitious for suc cess, but who will have acquired the broadness of vision necessary to achieve it? All of these questions, so vital to you, are answered in the free booklet pictured below. You can have a copy of it for the asking. New Free Booklet Gives Dr. Eliot's Own Plan of Reading In it Dr. Charles W. Eliot, who was for forty years Presi dent of Harvard University, gives his own plan of reading. In it are described the contents, plan, and purpose of Dr. Eliot's Five-Foot Shelf of Books The reading that makes men and women grow Every well-informed man and woman should at least know something about this famous library. The free book tells about it-how Dr. Eliot has put into his Five-Foot Shelf "the essentials of a liberal education," how he has so arranged it that even "fifteen minutes a day" is enough, how in pleasant moments of spare time, by using the reading courses Dr. Eliot has provided for you, you can get the knowledge of literature and life, the cul ture, the broad viewpoint that every University strives to give. "For me," wrote one man who had sent in the coupon, "your little free book meant a big step forward, and it showed me besides the way to a vast new world of pleasure." Every reader of THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE is invited to have a copy of this handsome and entertaining little book, which is free, will be sent by mail, and involves no obligation of any sort. Merely clip the coupon and mail it today. -.................--------.- I P. F. COLLIER & SON COMPANY I 417 West Thirteenth Street New York Mail me the free book. "Fifteen Minutes a Day," tell Sing about the Five-Foot Shelf of Books, and containing the valuable article by Dr. Eliot on what and how to read for a liberal education. I I ame...........---........-----------------......------------------------...... Address .. -- -- _--------.... ------- -- ----. . ----- ----- -- I I I ------------------------------- ----------------- N. G. 4-21 if~ ~~~P I I ~ ~ ~ ~ 1 .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . .