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American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.


TLS - Typewritten Letter Signed, one page, 1965, on Marble Collegiate Church letterhead.  Friendly letter of endorsement to Rev. Edmund Bosch, pastor of Christ Evangelical Church, Ozone Park, NY.  Nice content.


Peale was pastor of Marble Collegiate from 1932-64, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation. He was a personal friend of Richard Nixon.  Donald Trump attentd Peale's church while growing up, as well as marrying his first wife Ivana there.  Peeale's ideas and techniques were controversial, and he received frequent criticism both from church figures and from the psychiatric community.

PEALE, Norman Vincent (1898-1993)

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