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How to Win Friends and Influence People. by  Dale Carnegie - First Edition - 1936 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 114380)

How to Win Friends and Influence People.

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How to Win Friends and Influence People.

by Carnegie, Dale

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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936. Scarce first edition, first printing of one of the best-selling books of all time. Octavo, original cloth. In very good condition with a child's hand-colored illustrations throughout the first 95 pages. A unique example, illustrating the universal appeal of this important work. First printings are scarce. This grandfather of all people-skills books was first published in 1937. It was an overnight hit, eventually selling 15 million copies. How to Win Friends and Influence People is just as useful today as it was when it was first published, because Dale Carnegie had an understanding of human nature that will never be outdated. Financial success, Carnegie believed, is due 15 percent to professional knowledge and 85 percent to "the ability to express ideas, to assume leadership, and to arouse enthusiasm among people." He teaches these skills through underlying principles of dealing with people so that they feel important and appreciated. He also emphasizes fundamental techniques for handling people without making them feel manipulated. Carnegie says you can make someone want to do what you want them to by seeing the situation from the other person's point of view and "arousing in the other person an eager want." You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, "let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers," and "talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person."

Synopsis

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the first bestselling self-help books ever published. Written by Dale Carnegie and first published in 1936, it has sold 15 million copies globally. Leon Shimkin of the publishing firm Simon & Schuster took one of the 14-week courses given by Carnegie in 1934. Shimkin persuaded Carnegie to let a stenographer take notes from the course to be revised for publication. In 1981 a new revised edition updated the language and updated anecdotes.

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Bookseller
Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
114380
Title
How to Win Friends and Influence People.
Author
Carnegie, Dale
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date published
1936
Keywords
Dale Carnegie First Edition, How to Win Friends and Influence People First Edition

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Founded by Matthew Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.

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