The Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of Col. John Sobieski; (A Lineal Descendant of King John III, of Poland)

The Life-Story and Personal Reminiscences of Col. John Sobieski; (A Lineal Descendant of King John III, of Poland)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...is a natural-born leader of men; he is one of those remarkable men whom men love to follow; he draws them to him with hooks of steel. He brought the order in Wisconsin to a remarkable degree of efficiency, that excited the admiration of all. He is not only powerful as a leader, but powerful as a speaker. As soon as he is introduced to an audience, there is something about him that at once wins their undivided attention. He is so manly, so true, that one knowing him as I have for all of these years, can say truly, he never spoke an unmanly word and never harbored an unworthy thought. He was exceedingly happy in his marriage relations. His wife was a noble, cultured, devoted woman, fully worthy of such a noble husband. In addition to his Good Templar offices, he has filled other places of honor in civic trusts: secretary of the Board of Charity of Wisconsin for four years, and elected member of Congress from the State of South Dakota, and also warden in the State's prison. While warden of the State's prison, he conducted it on the humane plan, and demonstrated the efficiency of that idea in treating criminals. Mr. Kanouse is now living at Glendale, California. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Note: --South Dakota was not admitted into the union as a State at that time, so he failed to be seated. Church, and Superintendent of the Sunday-school. He is a deeply religious man. During his serious spell of sickness last spring, prayers were said for him in the churches all over the State: such is the deep love and affection that people everywhere have for the man. During the year 1870 I took a trip through the South, speaking in the States of Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Florida, and North and South Carolina; and this trip changed my...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486617
  • 9781236486615