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Excerpt from Anton the Martyr
If there be people who would deny that America is still a land of opportunity 'f or all Of ability, let them read carefully this life Of Anton Joseph Cermak, martyred mayor of Chicago.
No one could have had a more humble beginning and less in his favor, either in material possessions or in those vague but important things known as connections. Yet, in the space Of' an average period; Cermak had elevated himself from a driver of mules in a coal mine to one of the most powerful men Of his time in the affairs of his city, state and nation. By sheer ability, character, deter mination and application he ascended to heights that men who start with far greater advantages seldom reach.
Born in Bohemia, Of a poverty-stricken family, with of the opportunities for education that every child today possesses, he became mayor of the second largest city in his adopted country and the leader of his political party in Illinois. In his life, then, is the proof of the soundness of democracy, of the theory that in America, not wealth and fine family, but ability and character are means which men Obtain power and position.deed, the life of Cermak may well be considered an Epic of Democracy, a story as significant of the spirit Of Amer ica as the stories of Washington and Lincoln.
History, Of course, has its own way Of reaching the permanent estimate of a man, and no attempt by the author is made to predict History's verdict Of Mayor Cer mak. Certain it is, however, that he will not be forgotten; that neither the nation nor Chicago will cease to think Of his name with admiration and respect.
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bound: 98 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (May 21, 2017)
isbn: 0259818453, 978-0259818458,
weight: 5.1 ounces (