Recollections of a Varied Life

Recollections of a Varied Life

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Mr. Howells once said to me: "Every man's life is interesting-to himself." I suppose that is true, though in the cases of some men it seems a difficult thing to understand. At any rate it is not because of personal interest in my own life that I am writing this book. I was perfectly sincere in wanting to call these chapters "The Autobiography of an Unimportant Man," but on reflection I remembered Franklin's wise saying that whenever he saw the phrase "without vanity I may say," some peculiarly vain thing was sure to follow. I am seventy years old. My life has been one of unusually varied activity. It has covered half the period embraced in the republic's existence. It has afforded me opportunity to see and share that development of physical, intellectual, and moral life conditions, which has been perhaps the most marvelous recorded in the history of mankind.show more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 7.11mm | 371.94g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508450056
  • 9781508450054