The Regeneration Of The United States; A Forecast Of Its Industrial Evolution

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byWilliam Morton Grinnell

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...when the soldiers arrived and the provisions, and tents, and equipment did not, when all sorts of makeshifts to obtain sufficient food or clothing were used, this association established its various branches with a simplicity, ease, and precision in most marked contrast with the inefficiency of the government. Their tents were among the first erected, were the largest, the driest, and most commodious. They were boarded when the officers' tents were pitched on the wet and sun-dried ground. They had camp chairs, settees, and cots when the army did not, and they provided for the suffering soldiers every material comfort practicable, together with a rational spiritual consolation. They supplied a dry shelter, ice, letter paper, stamps, books, stationery, games, and every little comfort or necessity unobtainable elsewhere. They did an infinite amount of good, and they were a constant object-lesson as to what a simple, honest management could accomplish, when the administration was floundering in a mesh of incompetence. Another private or semi-private institution, the famous Red Cross Society, in another sphere, did an equal amount of good, and was simply and efficiently managed as were most private enterprises undertaken by the people of the United States. It supplemented the wofully incompetent medical department of the army and saved the health and lives of many thousands of soldiers. The Red Cross was supported with a zeal, enthusiasm, and a lavish generosity which was adequate for a very great, instead of a small, war. It was more peculiarly women's province, and they offered not only their money and time but their services, from the most fashionable ladies in the land to the humblest shop-girl. But the Red Cross and the Young Men's...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...when the soldiers arrived and the provisions, and tents, and equipment did not, when all sorts of makeshifts to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217606601

ISBN - 13:9780217606608

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