The Life And Public Services Of Winfield Scott Hancock; Major-general, U. S. A.

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byFrederick Elizur Goodrich

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. Hancock's Character.--How it Developed under the Influence of his Career.--His Inheritance of Patriotism.--A Man of the People.--His Strong Purpose in Life.--The Discipline of Army Service.--Learning to Obey and then to Command.--His Administrative Ability.--Knowledge of Men and Things.--A Well-rounded Character befitting a Democratic Statesman. There now approached a period of General Hancock's life in which he was to display another phase of that grand character which has given him rank among the foremost public men of the age, and which has secured him recognition by the great constitutional party of the country as the fittest of its sons to take in his hands the guidance of the Eepublic. It was a further development of the great gifts of mind and of heart with which the Creator had endowed him; not a sudden or accidental phenomenon whose permanence could not be trusted, or a spasmodic or emotional impulse, aroused by the occasion, to vanish when the exciting cause should be removed. And here it may be well to pause and review the growth and development of General Hancock's character, as shown in his public life, up to the time when his country, grateful for his valiant services in the hour of peril to the Republic on the bloody field of battle, sought the benefit of his wisdom and his moral courage to aid in preserving the peace which he had conquered. We have seen how, in the life of Hancock, the boygave promise of the man. He was a patriot by descent and by tradition. The blood of Revolutionary ancestors flowed in his veins. He was born on historic ground, with the memories of the great struggle for independence and the rights of man clustering thick about the valleys and hills and rivers of his native country. And of these memories his an...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1880. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I. Hancock's Character.--How it Developed under the Influence of his Career.--His Inheritance of Patriotism.--A Man of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217123872

ISBN - 13:9780217123877

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