Milton Hershey by Janet Benge audiobook

Milton Hershey: More Than Chocolate

By Janet Benge and Geoff Benge
Read by Tim Gregory

YWAM Publishing

The Heroes of History Series

4.92 Hours 1
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"We've done more than our share to see you right, but you're a Hershey, a true son of a dreamer," Milton's Uncle Abraham said. "You'll never stick with anything long enough to make it work for you." Milton gulped. He'd already suspected that his relatives had given up on him succeeding as a candy maker, but the words still stung.  When Milton Hershey's famous Hershey Bars debuted in 1905, few people knew of the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice preceding the triumph. Debt, lack of support, and fatigue had been constant companions for the famous chocolatier and philanthropist - a man with a fourth-grade education. Despite comparisons to his wandering father, Milton never gave up. Learning from his mistakes, he spent a lifetime creating sweet things to eat - first caramel, then chocolate. As his company soared, Milton used his wealth to care for others, founding a town for Hershey workers, a school for children in need, and a foundation dedicated to education, culture, and health care (1857-1945). Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.   The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.  

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"We've done more than our share to see you right, but you're a Hershey, a true son of a dreamer," Milton's Uncle Abraham said. "You'll never stick with anything long enough to make it work for you." Milton gulped. He'd already suspected that his relatives had given up on him succeeding as a candy maker, but the words still stung. 

When Milton Hershey's famous Hershey Bars debuted in 1905, few people knew of the hard work, dedication, and sacrifice preceding the triumph. Debt, lack of support, and fatigue had been constant companions for the famous chocolatier and philanthropist - a man with a fourth-grade education.

Despite comparisons to his wandering father, Milton never gave up. Learning from his mistakes, he spent a lifetime creating sweet things to eat - first caramel, then chocolate. As his company soared, Milton used his wealth to care for others, founding a town for Hershey workers, a school for children in need, and a foundation dedicated to education, culture, and health care (1857-1945).

Heroes of History is a unique biography series that brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

 

The stories of Heroes of History are told in an engaging narrative format, where related history, geography, government, and science topics come to life and make a lasting impression. This is a premier biography line for the entire family.

 

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Author Bio: Janet Benge

Author Bio: Janet Benge

Janet Benge was born in 1958 and grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand. She and her husband, Geoff Benge, combine talents to produce works such as the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series and the Heroes of History series. She and Geoff currently reside in Orlando, Florida.

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Author Bio: Geoff Benge

Author Bio: Geoff Benge

Geoff Benge was raised in New Zealand, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and philosophy from Waikato University. He and his wife, Janet Benge, are best known for their series Christian Heroes: Then & Now and Heroes of History. He and Janet currently reside in Orlando, Florida.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.92
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English