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    Edward Everett Hale(Author)

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The Man without A Country

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  • PDF | 70 pages
  • Edward Everett Hale(Author)
  • CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (October 9, 2016)
  • English
  • 9
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Anthony Bosnick on October 29, 2017

    I recently read a letter to the editor in the Washington Post where the writer said she believed that it was time to dissolve the Union into at least two separate countries. That's when the quote from President Jackson came to mind. Even though a slave holder and from the South, he recognized the unspeakable value of our Federal Union.Around the same time, a friend mentioned "The Man Without a Country," this short story which originally appeared in The Atlantic in 1863. The first time I tried to read this, I suppose when I was in high school or college, I didn't finish it. Now I understand the message better. The story was written during the Civil War and is just as important today. This Federal Union is of such incredible value that people from across the world have come here or want to come here to enjoy the blessings of liberty. What was achieved by the Founders and all who followed who build and preserved the Union is beyond measure. This great achievement has brought freedom and prosperity to many, despite our failures and weaknesses. These failures call us to work to improve what we have, not to abandon it. Philip Nolan, the man without a country, came to realize this."Love of country is a sentiment so universal that it is only on sure rare occasions as called this book into being [the Civil War] that there is any need of discussing or justifying it." (Edward Everett Hale, p. 40)

  • By Kindle Customer on February 14, 2015

    When I ordered this book I thought I was getting the full story of The Man Without A Country, but it was an extremely condensed version of the story with a lot of fairly short newspaper type stories. It wasn't what I expected, so I am very disappointed. I managed to read the whole book, but it was extremely boring. The only reason I bought this book was because I have enjoyed reading The Man Without A Country for over 60 years and I wanted it on my Kindle.

  • By D. Oliphant on December 19, 2014

    One of the few books that were required reading when I was in school and which I have never forgotten. The message remains unchanged and the need of the message is even more needed today than when I read it. I bought it for a grandchild -- their parents feed, clothe, house, and buy toys for our grandchildren, and I think we're here to "fill in the blanks" like the need for this book for another generation.

  • By Mary B. Wheeler on January 18, 2014

    The Man Without A Country is a story I first read when I was in the 5th grade - it made a lasting impression on me. I was delighted to find it in this book form. I gave it to my grandson for Christmas. He is eleven years old, reads all the time, and has an appreciation for the written word. So this was perfect. Alhough it is written in a much more formal language than what today's youth is used to, is easy to understand. And it is short enough to keep an 11 year old's attention. This was part of my English education and I would consider it a "must read" for an appreciation of literature. The way this book is presented is perfect for an adolescent. And the story is a lesson in the words we may have to live by, when said in the heat of anger, and the repercussions that this can have on a lifetime. Obviously, I would highly recommend this. My next purchase for my grandson will be "To Build A Fire" by Jack London. I will get it from Amazon as well. I am constantly amazed at how well they have anticipated the public's taste with their products. I am always very pleased.

  • By Bibliomaniac on March 3, 2018

    With all the whining and complaining about our great nation, with the unconstitutional by laws to the corruption in the FBI, we are still the best place in the world who many have fought and died for. Every child, student and adult American should read this. It should be required to graduate. But now with our dumbed down schools can many people read such profound writing and understand it? I pray it is still possible.

  • By Brian C in Texas on June 20, 2016

    Famous book, of its time. Still good reading. And nicely important still. The writing ? Of its time - Edward Everett Hale was the main speaker at the dedication of the Gettysburg Cemetery, and a famous orator of his day. Who remembers that ? who has read his speech ? But everyone knows, surely, the closing speck, the benediction, more or less, from that day - Lincoln's Gettysburg address. .

  • By JKP on October 24, 2015

    This is a classic story that every educated person should read if they have not already read it. I read it when I was a school boy and I enjoy reading it again as an adult. It was written during the Civil War about an incident that happened much earlier. But it is still a story whose theme applies to today's situation.

  • By B. TOWNSEND on June 25, 2017

    I read this book when I was in high school. I graduated in 1953. One day while cleaning, a poem popped into my head "Breathes there man with soul so dead, who never to himself hath said, "This is my own my native land.....I couldn't remember the whole poem but did remember the name of the book. I wanted to read it again. and was able to get it through Amazon. It should be mandatory reading for youth as well as adults today. A strong message regarding patriotism.....


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