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A Typical American Charles Eugene Banks, Le Roy Armstrong. parents, he might
have lived a life of idle luxury, letting his less fortunate fellows get on as best they
could. The path was well beaten before him. Four generations of economy and ...
... and took as much pride in the trophies of the chase as any old viking would
have done. The floors of his house at Oyster Bay are strewn with the skins of
bears and mountain lions, as well as many of those of smaller though not less
What did this student, fresh from the walls of a university, know of politics; he
would soon be glad to lay aside his ideas of purity in government and adopt a
less arduous way to the favor of the people. But he disappointed them, and his ...
The fashionable families, and those of the rich, have moved farther up town; but
the good old houses remain, and they are still tenanted, for the most part, with a
population as respectable, if less modest, than the original inhabitants of the ...
But he had resolutely devoted himself to the less attractive studies—being aided,
no doubt, by the rigid methods of his teachers. And the mental training so
secured must be in large part chargeable with the close-knit intellectual fiber
which his ...
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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