Horatio Alger was a 19th-century American author who wrote over 100 novels. Many of his works have been called rags to riches stories, describing how down-and-out boys achieve the American Dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, and concern for others. Because of this Alger is a a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals. Put away your cynicism, dust off your sense of adventure and follow Tom on his perilous journey across the country as he seeks to make his fortune and save the family farm. Download and start listening now!