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"Need to Succeed" is a powerful historical epic and is an intensely personal portrait and accurate account of four humble families leaving their homelands of Germany, France and Ireland where they were impoverished or under threats. They immigrated to America at the end of the 19th century under the worst circumstances driven by determination and courage to succeed and start a better life. Ultimately they settled into Honesdale. These are gripping stories about how they overcame many adversities to fulfill their American dream only to be thwarted by natural, personal and economic disasters. Book is available at www.1stbooks.com.
"Need to Succeed" is about the enduring and strongly held ideals that Lou Seelig, a Honesdale native, learned from his ancestors and how their example enabled him to succeed. Told with humility and grace, it is a story of how the oldest son of nine children overcame a below average start at school to reach the threshold of almost certain fame based on the ideals of determination and courage passed from descendent to descendent. However, he turned down this opportunity. They also taught him how to love—and this is the ultimate success. It is a story to inspire and instruct, one that shows what parents give to their children, and what, ultimately, endures.