The Man Who Talks with the Flowers-The Intimate Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver

The Man Who Talks with the Flowers-The Intimate Life Story of Dr. George Washington Carver

Posted by leeshkay | Published 7 months ago

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By: Glenn Clark

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2011 reprint of 1939 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor. Much of Carver's fame is based on his research into and promotion of alternative crops to cotton, such as peanuts and sweet potatoes. He wanted poor farmers to grow alternative crops both as a source of their own food and as a source of other products to improve their quality of life. The most popular of his 44 practical bulletins for farmers contained 105 food recipes that used peanuts. He also promoted about 100 products made from peanuts that were useful for the house and farm, including cosmetics, dyes, paints, plastics, gasoline, and nitroglycerin. In addition to his work on agricultural extension education for purposes of advocacy of sustainable agriculture and appreciation of plants and nature, Carver's important accomplishments also included improvement of racial relations, mentoring children, poetry, painting, and religion. He served as an example of the importance of hard work, a positive attitude, and a good education. His humility, humanitarianism, good nature, frugality, and rejection of economic materialism also have been admired widely. This is the story of Glenn Clark's friendship with Carver.
This is one of the most intimate and deeply spiritual books that I have ever read. The insight on George Washington Carver's success and creativity is truly enlightening. I suggest this book for anyone who is seeking their God given purpose in life. You will be truly changed for the better after reading this book.

- catherine_ross

This book has added such depth to my spiritual journey that I find it challenging to choose words that adquately describe it. I better understand why I have been intuitively guided to reach out and touch the palm trees and roses in my garden to listen to what they have to say. I write it down even when it seems to have little relevance. This book is wonderfully refreshing and gives me even more of a sense of wonder and awe about the magic of life. I look forward to implementing Dr. Carver's early morning talk with God in my own garden.

- oscar_alvarez

Very inspiring book about a great man, Dr. George Washington Carver, a black man from the South who talked with God about many things. And many things were revealed to him about many things and Dr. Carver brought to the world many wonderful inventions and scientific discoveries from the simplest things like the lowly peanut. It is a small but rich book about a truly humble man and his impact on the world.

- luna_torres

I have respected the work of George Washington Carver who was born a slave and blessed the world with his discoveries of the many uses of peanuts. But THE MAN WHO TALKS WITH FLOWERS documents his near death at infancy, the "sale" of his mother, and the "owner's" stipulation that he be kept in the house and given free range to continue his fascination with planting seeds and watching plants grow--hence "talking with the flowers."
I now am in AWE of the way he was permitted to crack the wisdom of the natural/Creation forms of life and bless all the world with his discoveries.

- hailee_ramos

As much as I love history, I am embarrassed to admit that I knew very little about George Washington Carver but after hearing about his many accomplishments from a friend, I decided to pick up this book which gives an excellent overview not only of Carver's accomplishments but of the man himself.

- carmen_jones

We read this and discussed in our book club. So much admiration for Carver; what he accomplished, as well as what he overcame. His fortitude, and his relationship with the Creator.

The idea of waking up each day at four o'clock in the morning, going outside, into the woods and gathering specimens while asking God to direct the activities of the day, sounds so wonderful but I doubt I'd do it once, much less on a regular basis!

A short read, that will leave lasting impressions and is both uplifting and highly motivating. I love Carver, from the day I first heard his biography. What an incredible man.

- colette_walker

I love reading about great men of God and seeing what God can do through a humble servant. This man was one of them.

- zayden_ruiz

George Washington Carver, as presented by one of "his boys." Very loving, very enthusiastic little book. This isn't a biography, more of an account of a visit to Carver by some admirers. As quoted by Clark, Carver goes into his faith, his science, and his art (because Carver was originally an art major) in a way that makes the connection between his different interests gel together.

- marco_torres

I loved this book gave it to an Ex who never gave it back...might have to get it again. Was a really great read about a kind and humble man. Connecting with life itself..

- tristian_adams

Please read this great little book as it tell the true story of a man born a black slave, who through his own genius became one of the great scientist of the 20th century.

- marjorie_rivera

so glad to find this here .Children should read this book great autobiography of a man of science ,

- esteban_ramirez

Loved reading about the man who talks with flowers. Love, Peace and Humility are surely weapons of warfare vastly under used and displayed.

- mike_carter

This fascinating story about George Washington Carver's
extraordinary talent for creating various products from the
peanut, makes a good read.

What is most interesting, is his account of the way he acquires
his knowledge purely through communication with God and with the flowers.

- egypt_kelly

It's a very small and rather unprofessionally produced little book, but is a fascinating insight into a truly remarkable man descended from slaves. He deserves far wider recognition and was a Nelson Mandela of his time. It's a quick and easy read with a feel-good message we all need to hear!

- craig_wood

A wonderful true life story of this amazing man. Against all odds he over came by his determination to seek his creator and fulfil his life's destiny.

- alaric_sanders

Everyone should read this I was hugely inspired! !

- anders_alvarez

We can learn more about Jesus by meeting men who are like him. We learn in this book of how a man can pick men out of a crowd - read their spirit from a distance. And, like Jesus, he would call certain men to be ‘his boys.’
When he prayed for you, you could feel his spirit with you. Yes, the man introduced to you in this short read was a spiritual man in a way that we have not seen before.
His life was sacrificial, resourceful and loving and therefore inspiring.
Then comes the man of faith who was an inventive scientist. His inventiveness was also deeply spiritual and filled with listening prayer. And, yes, he spoke to flowers or is it with flowers.

- jayla_nguyen

I really enjoyed reading this account of Glenn Clark's friendship with George Washington Carver. They were both amazing men whom I greatly admire.

- ariella_patel

full of amazing insights about a most wonderful selfless healer

- santos_brooks

Inspiring - to believe for greater things.
Challenging - to move from just believing to doing greater things.
With God, all things are possible!

- wesley_hernandez

A beautifully written book by someone who knew Dr. Carver. A delight to read with details not found elsewhere

- macie_brooks

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