EDWARD AMHERST OTT
© 1922 Beidler, Chicago
One of the Lyceum's Most Notable Lecturers
EDWARD AMHERST OTT
THE ART OF LIVING LECTURES
SOUR GRAPES—A Popular Lecture on Heredity
Prof. Edward Amherst Ott was a pioneer in popularizing biological ethics. Eugenics is not a fad with him. He correlates a knowledge of the laws of breeding with practical, social, and ethical problems. Sour Grapes has been delivered over 4,000 times and has been heard by over a million people. This lecture is always the first of the series.
THE HAUNTED HOUSE
The Haunted House is a study in sanity. It is a very practical and interesting lecture. It is especially valuable to the people with ambition to improve their own condition. Mr. Ott has a right to speak of creative imagination, as he is the author of several successful books and the inventor of many labor-saving devices. This lecture is always delivered on his second appearance.
This third lecture, The Spenders, is Mr. Ott's contribution to the War on Poverty. It sounds a sane, clear, helpful note. It has many lessons for immediate use—and a farseeing vision. It is given on his third appearance, and many say it is his best lecture. There is uplift philosophy in all the Ott lectures.
Many people have municipal fads—Mr. Ott has a community building philosophy. He has organized many commercial clubs and municipal campaigns. His Community Building lecture is given on his fourth appearance. His lectures are a service. Each community should hear all of them. They should be booked in the order printed here.
The fifth lecture of The Art of Living series is often called the best and greatest. Here we see how little the world gained by the War, and how the Victory for Democracy or Representative government is still to be won. All of Mr. Ott's best forensic gifts come into play in this lecture. His humor and wit and, above all, his magnetic earnestness make the hearing of Victory an education in platform art.
THE MEASURE OF A MAN
A plea for definiteness in character building and moral education, in which is emphasized practical methods of presenting ethics in modern schools and industries.