Milton Hershey

  • by Janet Benge, Geoff Benge
  • Narrated by Tim Gregory
  • 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"We've done more than our share to see you right, but you're a Hershey, a true son of a dreamer," Milton's uncle Abraham said. "You'll never stick with anything long enough to make it work for you." Milton gulped. He'd already suspected that his relatives had given up on him succeeding as a candy maker, but the words still stung.
When Milton Hershey's famous Hershey Bars debuted in 1905, few people knew of the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice preceding the triumph. Debt, lack of support, and fatigue had been constant companions for the famous chocolatier and philanthropist - a man with a fourth-grade education. Despite comparisons to his wandering father, Milton never gave up. Learning from his mistakes, he spent a lifetime creating sweet things to eat - first caramel, then chocolate. As his company soared, Milton used his wealth to care for others, founding a town for Hershey workers, a school for children in need, and a foundation dedicated to education, culture, and health care (1857-1945).
Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.

More

See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Should be a required read

I believe this book should be a required read fir every junior in high school. It is a reality check to all human beings that even though you work hard, you don't always succeed UNTIL one day something clicks.

Well written and I throughly enjoyed learned about Me Hersey and all is contrition seven today!
Read full review

- David T. Fetter

A true business man

Oh story of how a businessman is to treat his employees and his fellow comrades
Read full review

- Bob Rice

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-26-2015
  • Publisher: YWAM Publishing