Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 3

Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 3 : A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 3: A Series of Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Lives of More Than 200 of the Most Prominent Personages in History Such a character in rough but strong outline the tradition shows us - the union of the wisdom Of the Egyptians with the unselfish devotion of the meekest of men. From first to last, in every glimpse we get, this character is consistent with itself, and with the mighty work which is its monument. It is the charac ter of a great mind, hemmed in by conditions and limitations, and working with such forces and materials as were at hand - accomplishing, yet failing. Behind grand deed, a grander thought. Behind high performance, the still nobler ideal. Egypt was the mould Of the Hebrew nation - the matrix in which a single family, or, at most, a small tribe, grew to a people as numerous as the American people at the time Of the Declaration of Independence. For four centuries, ac cording to the Hebrew tradition - a period as long as America has been known to Europe - this growing people, coming a patriarchal family from a roving, pastoral life, had been placed under the dominance of a highly developed and ancient civilization - a civilization symbolized by monuments that rival in en durance the everlasting hills; a civilization so ancient that the Pyramids, as we now know, were hoary with centuries ere Abraham looked on them. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.show more

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  • Paperback | 292 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 395g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243260857
  • 9780243260850