The author was as widely read as Mark Twain. Some people even call him the father of the American Dream. Yes, that’s Horatio Alger. Horatio Alger was born in 1832 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. The son of a minister, Alger went to Harvard. Thirty-four year-old, he moved to New York and started assisting the homeless boys. His stories are full of compassion for street urchins, for abandoned children in New York City. “Driven from Home; Or, Carl Crawford's Experience” is a great example of «rags-to-riches» stories. A teenage boy Carl leaves home because of his mean stepmother, heading to a big city. A rough road leads to the stars, but Carl has a strong personality. Would it help him to get to the top? Is he strong enough to go from zero to hero? This book is for those who wants to make things right. Give this powerful and inspirational work a try, you’ll see.