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Life, Liberty, and The Pursuit of Happiness. By Dr. David S. Jordan. Published by John Bale, Sons, and Danielson, Great Titchfreld Street, Oxford Street, W. In this small pamphlet of sixteen pages there is more moral stimulus than is contained in half a dozen ordinary volumes. It is full of manly strength and vigor, and every young man or woman who wishes to live a strong, useful, and self-contained life should secure a copy. The following quotation from page 15 is the keynote of the book: "A man ought to be stronger than anything that can happen to him. He is the strong man who can say no. He is the wise man who, for all his life, can keep mind and soul and body clean."

Not Hypnotism, But Suggestion. By Henry Harrison Brown. Published by "Now" Company, 1423, Market Street, San Francisco, Cal., U.S.A. ln this book, the writer shows, with much logical lucidity, that the belief that a really good person can be hypnotized and forced to do an evil deed against his will, is a delusion; that no one can receive and be influenced by the suggestion of another, unless there is within him the soil, so to speak, in which that suggestion can take root and flourish; that, in fact, self-suggestion is the great factor, not only in hypnotism, but in nearly all psychological phenomena.

The Conquest of Death. By Helen Wilmans. Published by Ernest Bell, York Street, Covent Garden. This is a treatise on the theory of immortality in the flesh. The author declares her unbelief in the necessity of any life other than that of the body, and regards the body as the man himself. As a result of this attitude of mind, she considers the death of the body to be a calamity, and has persuaded herself that she can defy natural decay by the power of her own personal will.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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