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Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective   By: (1835-1914)

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In "Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective," Adlai E. Stevenson invites readers on a captivating journey through his experiences and reflections on a diverse range of topics. Seamlessly blending history, politics, and personal anecdotes, Stevenson presents a thought-provoking collection that is both informative and entertaining.

One of the most striking aspects of this book is Stevenson's ability to draw readers into his world by sharing intimate encounters with notable figures he has encountered throughout his life. From politicians and military leaders to artists and intellectuals, each person described in these pages comes alive with their unique quirks and qualities. Through Stevenson's vivid storytelling, readers gain insight into the personalities behind the public personas, further deepening our understanding of historical events and their impact on individuals.

Stevenson's keen political analysis is another highlight of this book. As a former governor and presidential candidate, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Whether discussing domestic or international affairs, his observations are astute and thoughtfully articulated. He encourages readers to question established notions, consider alternative viewpoints, and critically engage with the complex issues facing society.

In addition to the personal and political anecdotes, the author also delves into broader historical and retrospective topics. From reflections on the American Revolution to insights on the global challenges of the modern era, Stevenson offers a comprehensive exploration of various periods in history. His writing style is engaging and accessible, making complex concepts comprehensible to all readers.

At times, the book may feel slightly disjointed as it covers a wide range of subjects. However, this is a minor drawback given the richness and diversity of the content. Stevenson's ability to seamlessly transition between personal narratives, political commentaries, and historical analyses keeps the readers engaged and curious.

Overall, "Something of Men I Have Known With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective" is a captivating and enlightening read. Adlai E. Stevenson's vast knowledge, captivating storytelling, and profound insights make this book an invaluable addition to the existing literature on politics, history, and personal narratives. Regardless of one's political affiliation or historical knowledge, this collection will undoubtedly leave readers with a deeper understanding of the human condition and the world we inhabit.

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Transcriber's notes:

The diaeresis is transcribed by a following hyphen.

The contraction "n't" appears both as a separate word and as a suffix in the text. Since this seems to be the choice of the Linotype operator, not the author, it has been changed to modern usage. Differing spellings of "Lafayette" and "judgment" have been standardized. The author's spelling of "Pittsburg", "Alleghanies", "Tombs", "McDougall", and "Breckenridge" has been retained.

Hyphenations at the end of lines have been eliminated wherever possible. Those remaining are words that are hyphenated elsewhere in the text, or in general usage.

A few corrections of punctuation and of single letters have been made.

This transcription was typed into MS DOS Editor under Windows XP, spell checked in Word Perfect, and examined with Gutcheck.


With Some Papers of a General Nature, Political, Historical, and Retrospective



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Second Edition


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Chicago A. C. McClurg & Co. 1909

Copyright A. C. McClurg & Co. 1909 Published October, 1909 Second Edition, December 17, 1909 The Lakeside Press R... Continue reading book >>

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