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On Being Human (Little Books of Wisdom) [Hardcover]

By Woodrow Wilson (Author)
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Item description for On Being Human (Little Books of Wisdom) by Woodrow Wilson...

Woodrow Wilsonis philosophical essay on what makes a person ihuman.i Originally written in 1897 by the 28th president of the United States, this essay underlines the necessity for everyone in the modern world to embrace humane behavior.

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Studio: Applewood Books
Pages   32
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.75" Width: 4.29" Height: 0.32"
Weight:   0.18 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1997
Publisher   Applewood Books
ISBN  1557094403  
ISBN13  9781557094407  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) was the 28th president of the United States. He was the author of "Congressional Government; Division and Reunion, 1829-1889; George Washington"; and "A History of the American People".

Woodrow Wilson lived in Staunton, in the state of Virginia. Woodrow Wilson was born in 1856 and died in 1924.

Woodrow Wilson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science

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1Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Consciousness & Thought
2Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Ethics & Morality
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > General
4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Philosophy > Movements > Humanism
5Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Politics > General

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Great Gift for Would-Be Do-Gooders  Feb 17, 2010
Note: this site has grouped together reviews of several different editions of this book; this review is for On Being Human (Little Books of Wisdom).

This book contains an article written by the future 28th POTUS for the Atlantic Monthly in 1897, just after he had achieved tenure as a professor at Princeton, that arguably embodies the essence of his political and personal philosophy, which is both hopeful and historical, the idea that being truly human consists of behaving humanely, that you get more accomplished with temperate, well-balanced reasonableness than with humorless single-mindedness.

Note: One could complain that this book is available online for free. Well, yes, what part of in the public domain do you not understand? However, trying to get away with giving someone a printout as a gift will earn you the nickname of cheapskate. If all you want to do is read it yourself, then by all means stick to the free sites. However, if you are looking for a way to get through to someone else, you are better off buying a copy, and a solitary sawbuck for this sturdy pocket-sized reprint is going to be tough to beat. The chief virtue of it being online is your ability to read it first and make sure that this is the book you want to give before ordering it.

Note: Applewood Books has produced a nice looking inexpensive series of sturdy pocket-sized reprints of important American books, documents, speeches, pamphlets, and poems, the Little Books of Wisdom, uniform with this volume, that are ideal for gifting to doctors, lawyers, teachers, business professionals, and students of same: The Way to Wealth, George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation, The Constitution of the United States of America, On the Art of Teaching, The Poems of Abraham Lincoln, The Bill of Rights with Writings That Formed Its Foundation, The Strenuous Life, The Path of the Law, The Constitution of the Confederate States of America, The Jefferson Bible: The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth, A Message to Garcia, A Declaration of Sentiments, Robert's Rules of Order, Good Citizenship, A Discourse Upon the Duties of a Physician, The Declaration of Independence with Short Biographies of Its Signers, Teamwork, Stick-To-Itiveness, Opportunity, & You, The Wants of Man, George Washington's Farewell Address, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Speech of Chief Seattle, Common Sense, The Articles of Confederation, The Emancipation Proclamation, and The Gospel of Wealth.

Some selected volumes are also available in boxed sets: Books of American Wisdom Boxed Set, CEO's Gift Box of Wisdom, Doctor's Gift Box of Wisdom, Lawyer's Gift Box of Wisdom, New Citizen's Gift Box of Wisdom, and Teacher's Gift Box of Wisdom.

And some have been published in Spanish: Un Mensaje a Garcia and Constitucion de Los Estados Unidos.

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