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Life and Work of James G. Blaine: An Account of His Boyhood, His Youth in School, and College, the Initial Period of His Public Career, His Services in Congress and in Two Cabinets, His Great Speeches, His Contests for the Presidency, His International Di John Clark Ridpath

Life and Work of James G. Blaine: An Account of His Boyhood, His Youth in School, and College, the Initial Period of His Public Career, His Services in Congress and in Two Cabinets, His Great Speeches, His Contests for the Presidency, His International Di

John Clark Ridpath

Published September 27th 2015
ISBN : 9781331136552
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Excerpt from Life and Work of James G. Blaine: An Account of His Boyhood, His Youth in School, and College, the Initial Period of His Public Career, His Services in Congress and in Two Cabinets, His Great Speeches, His Contests for the Presidency,MoreExcerpt from Life and Work of James G. Blaine: An Account of His Boyhood, His Youth in School, and College, the Initial Period of His Public Career, His Services in Congress and in Two Cabinets, His Great Speeches, His Contests for the Presidency, His International Diplomacy, His Literary ProductionsWe do not conceal from ourselves or the public the hesitation which we feel in attempting to portray the life and work of James G. Blaine. It is a life so unique, a work so great, that the writers may well pause before beginning the delineation of the one and the estimation of the other.Public interest, however, is so deeply rooted in the character of Blaine that much will be overlooked and much more forgiven in the case of an honest attempt to transcribe that character to the printed page. The people of the United States will, at the present juncture, read with sympathy the essays and deductions of many authors. A great volume of matter, much of it transient and a certain part permanent in value, will be given forth in the current year. It were not beyond the range of probability that the personal life and public career of Blaine will be more discussed and written about than that of any other American of the present age, with the possible exception of General Grant.These facts may excuse such faults and imperfections in the following work as are incident to the nature of the subject and to the occasion. The occasion certainly exists. The shadow of a great eclipse has passed over the American landscape, The shadow has been as broad as the borders of our country, and the penumbra of it has extended northward to the frozen seas and southward to the pampas.American history of the current age has been rich in great men- but it has not been so rich as to spare any. Of these death has been claiming from time to time a rich harvest.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.