Up From the Hills: N.C. Hanks: His Story
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Hammond Press, W.B. Conkey Company
Date Published: Circa 1924
Edition: Early printing, Heber J. Grant presentation copy
Book Id: 41322
32pp. Sixteenmo [15.5 cm] Textured dark green cloth covered boards with a gilt stamped title on the front cover. Very good condition. There is a contemporary gift inscription hidden behind the presentation slip on the front free endpaper. Flake 3837b.
An inspirational story of the triumph of the human spirit over devastating tragedy. Originally published in 1921, this autobiography still leaves the listener inspired and awestruck. Nymphus Coridon Hanks was born in 1882 and died in 1955. At age 21, while earning money for school and his upcoming marriage, a horrendous mining accident robbed him of his sight and his hands. Facing a life of misery, Cory pulled out of his own private hell and chose a path that gave him a full and happy life. As an educated world renowned lecturer and motivational speaker, Cory left behind a legacy of inspiration and optimism that lives today in all who learn of his story. With an inscribed presentation letter with Heber J. Grant's facsimile signature, mounted to the front free endsheet.