A quick easy read. Interesting look at the rags to riches story Horatio Alger was known for. It was rather preachy, but then I expected that. Characters were slightly less wooden than I expected, though still inhabiting the realm of the unlikely.
Ah, living in a time when you worked 14 hours a day, six days a week for the princely sum of between $1.50 and $10 a week. And having war widow benefits of $8 a month. Though that $10 a week was city type wages where you'd likely spend the vast majority of it just surviving.