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When every autumn people said it could not last through the winter, and when every spring there was still no end in sight, only th ...
In April 1917 the illusion of isolation was destroyed, America came to the end of innocence, and of the exuberant freedom of bache ...
Diplomacy means all the wicked devices of the Old World, spheres of influence, balances of power, secret treaties, triple alliance ...
In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, ...
The open frontier, the hardships of homesteading from scratch, the wealth of natural resources, the whole vast challenge of a cont ...
Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious, bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipli ...
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific dec ...
Dead battles, like dead generals, hold the military mind in their dead grip.
To a historian libraries are food, shelter, and even muse. They are of two kinds: the library of published material, books, pamphl ...
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