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men were en march, and at a little after seven they attacked, and after a severe
fight defeated a large Spanish force under Lieutenant-General Linares. This was
Roosevelt's first experience under fire, and his superb conduct immediately ...
He is as great in defeat as in victory, because he fights for the truth in all its
nakedness, and, while he may not succeed in his undertaking, the principle for
which he battles remains impregnable. Among all the famous characters that
But this sturdy, laughing, playing, working, fighting descendant of the first
Americans has never recognized defeat. If he has suffered from reverses, the
world has never known of it. Always upright, forceful, aggressive, he has never
He suffered unnumbered defeats, but never for once was his resolution chilled or
his purpose altered. He would be strong. And as he attained the age of
preparation for college, he was fully the physical equal of young men of his years.
Whatever successes he has achieved seem to have come more from an inherent
will that would not brook defeat in any line rather than from peculiar advantages
gratuitously bestowed upon him. He was rich, it is true, and possessed of many ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MrsLee - LibraryThing
I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review