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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Edward Leedskalnin was an eccentric Latvian emigrant to the United States and amateur sculptor who, it is alleged, single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida. He was also known for his unusual theories on magnetism. His first and longest booklet, "A Book in Every Home," a treatise on moral education, was printed on only the left-hand pa Edward Leedskalnin was an eccentric Latvian emigrant to the United States and amateur sculptor who, it is alleged, single-handedly built the monument known as Coral Castle in Florida.
His first and longest booklet, "A Book in Every Home," a treatise on moral education, was printed on only the left-hand pages, and began with the following preface: "Reader, if for any reason you do not like the things I say in the little book, I left just as much space as I used, so you can write your own opinion opposite it and see if you can do better. The second section continues along the theme of moral education, with several aphorisms aimed at parents regarding the proper way to raise children.
The last, "Political" section, reveals that the reclusive Leedskalnin had strong political views. He advocates voting for property owners only and in proportion to their holdings , and argues that "Anyone who is too weak to make his own living is not strong enough to vote.
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Rating details. Sort order. Mar 11, Marie Silk added it. This book is really odd. I could not crack the secret code that supposedly lies within. A lot of the stories were just weird. Might good for people who like eccentric stuff? I read this book before visiting Coral Castle in Homestead, Fl, but I can't say it really added anything to the experience. Just made me wonder, what was he thinking? Feb 09, Emma Leigh rated it it was ok. So I gave this a higher rating then deserved because I was not expecting much from the book at the beginning.
This man is weird I feel bad his old lady ditched him but he is a little intense. Dec 29, Jessi rated it did not like it. This book was weird. Not sure if it's satire or just I'd like to go to Florida and see this coral castle, though. View 2 comments. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Readers also enjoyed.
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A book in every home : containing three subjects : Ed's Sweet Sixteen, domestic and political views
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A Book in Every home - by Ed Leedskalnin (original book scan 1936)
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. After arriving in the United States, Leedskalnin moved to Florida around , where he purchased a small piece of land in Florida City. Over the next 20 years, Leedskalnin putatively constructed and lived within a massive coral monument he called "Rock Gate Park", dedicated to the girl who had left him years before.