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{November 12, 2008}   Extra Reading

If you have some minutes to spare, read chapter XV from Civics and Health, a book written by William H. Allen in 1909 – almost 100 years ago. I found it really interesting and was amazed at the author’s choice of words.

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As it is introduced in Chest of Books,

No one can read this volume, or even its chapter-headings, without surprise and rejoicing: surprise, that the physical basis of effective citizenship has hitherto been so utterly neglected in America; rejoicing, that so much in the way of the prevention of incapacity and unhappiness can be so easily done, and is actually beginning to be done. The gratitude of every lover of his country and his kind is due to the author for his interesting and vivid presentation of the outlines of a subject fundamental to the health, the happiness, and the well-being of the people, and hence of the first importance to every American community, every American citizen.

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