Paul Harvey's The Rest of the Story Themes

Paul Harvey
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Perseverance

Perseverance is the theme among many of Paul Harvey's stories. So many times the public only knows the success stories behind a person. Harvey's traditional "rest of the story" always tells the parts people don't generally know, like the struggles which led to success.

Several anecdotes in this book are focused on perseverance. Two examples are "Horatio Alger Story" and "Better Late than Never."

Horatio Alger was an example of perseverance and it was the theme of most of his popular writings as well. Alger believed that with hard work and dedication, a person could overcome any obstacle and be successful.

Alger's personal story of perseverance showed that he overcame many obstacles to achieve success, from being a sickly infant to building a writing career.

In "Better Late than Never," Harlan "Colonel" Sanders persevered after being set back many times. The difference between him and Alger is that...

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