288 pages, 20.25 × 5.31 × 0.8 in
October 1, 1998
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0671027034
ISBN - 13: 9780671027032
Read from the Book
Chapter 1"If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive"On May 7, 1931, the most sensational manhunt New York City had ever known had come to its climax. After weeks of search, "Two Gun" Crowley -- the killer, the gunman who didn't smoke or drink -- was at bay, trapped in his sweetheart's apartment on West End Avenue.One hundred and fifty policemen and detectives laid siege to his top-floor hideaway. They chopped holes in the roof; they tried to smoke out Crowley, the "cop killer," with tear gas. Then they mounted their machine guns on surrounding buildings, and for more than an hour one of New York's fine residential areas reverberated with the crack of pistol fire and the rat-tat-tat of machine guns. Crowley, crouching behind an overstuffed chair, fired incessantly at the police. Ten thousand excited people watched the battle. Nothing like it had ever been seen before on the sidewalks of New York.When Crowley was captured, Police Commissioner E. P. Mulrooney declared that the two-gun desperado was one of the most dangerous criminals ever encountered in the history of New York. "He will kill," said the Commissioner, "at the drop of a feather."But how did "Two Gun" Crowley regard himself? We know, because while the police were firing into his apartment, he wrote a letter addressed "To whom it may concern." And, as he wrote, the blood flowing from his wounds left a crimson trail on the paper. In his letter Crowley said: "Under my coat is a weary heart, but a kind on
Table of Contents
ContentsPreface to 1981 Edition by Dorothy CarnegieHow This Book Was Written -- and Why by Dale CarnegieNine Suggestions on How to Get the Most Out of This BookPART ONEFundamental Techniques in Handling People1 "If You Want to Gather Honey, Don't Kick Over the Beehive"2 The Big Secret of Dealing with People3 "He Who Can Do This Has the Whole World with Him. He Who Cannot Walks a Lonely Way"PART TWOSix Ways to Make People Like You1 Do This and You'll Be Welcome Anywhere2 A Simple Way to Make a Good First Impression3 If You Don't Do This, You Are Headed for Trouble4 An Easy Way to Become a Good Conversationalist5 How to Interest People6 How to Make People Like You InstantlyPART THREEHow to Win People to Your Way of Thinking1 You Can't Win an Argument2 A Sure Way of Making Enemies -- and How to Avoid It3 If You're Wrong, Admit It4 A Drop of Honey5 The Secret of Socrates6 The Safety Valve in Handling Complaints7 How to Get Cooperation8 A Formula That Will Work Wonders for You9 What Everybody Wants10 An Appeal That Everybody Likes11 The Movies Do It. TV Does It. Why Don't You Do It?12 When Nothing Else Works, Try ThisPART FOURBe a Leader: How to Change People Without Giving Offense or Arousing Resentment1 If You Must Find Fault, This Is the Way to Begin2 How to Criticize -- and Not Be Hated for It3 Talk About Your Own Mistakes First4 No One Likes to Take Orders5 Let the Other Person Save Face6 How to Spur People On to Success7 Give a Dog a Good Name8 Make the Fault Seem Easy to Co
From the Publisher
You can go after the job you want...and get it! You can take the job you have...and improve it! You can take any situation you're in...and make it work for you!
Since its release in 1936, How to Win Friends and Influence People has sold more than 15 million copies. Dale Carnegie’s first book is a timeless bestseller, packed with rock-solid advice that has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.
As relevant as ever before, Dale Carnegie’s principles endure, and will help you achieve your maximum potential in the complex and competitive modern age.
Learn the six ways to make people like you, the twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking, and the nine ways to change people without arousing resentment.
About the Author
Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (spelled Carnagey until 1922) was born on November 24, 1888 in Maryville, Missouri. He was the son of a poor farmer but he managed to get an education at the State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. After school he became a successful salesman and then began pursuing his dream of becoming a lecturer. At one point, he lived, penniless, at the YMCA on 125th street in New York City. There he persuaded the "Y" manager to allow him to give courses on public speaking. His technique included making students speak about something that made them angry -- this technique made them unafraid to address an audience. From this beginning, the Dale Carnegie Course developed. (Dale also changed the spelling of his last name from Carnagey to Carnegie due to the widely recognized name of Andrew Carnegie.) Carnegie wrote Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), but his greatest written achievement was How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936). The book has still made it on to the bestsellers' list in 2014. Carnegie died at his home in Forest Hills, New York on November 1, 1955. He was buried in the Belton, Cass County, Missouri, cemetery. The official biography from Dale Carnegie & Associates, Inc. states that he died of Hodgkin's disease.
From Our Editors
For more than six decades, Dale Carnegie’s classic has helped readers improve their personal and professional lives. How to Win Friends and Influence People explains the fundamental techniques of handling people, ways to make folks like you, 12 tricks of persuasion, methods to change people without resentment and dozens of other tips for successful interpersonal relations.