Revolt; An American Novel

Revolt; An American Novel

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...hard it would be for a brand new party to organize every district in the country when even the old parties pass them up by the thousands?" "I see," said Morton, "but I'm not banking on the weaknesses of the present organization. I have found out, after forty years in politics, that the other man's strength is generally at the maximum and the only sure thing is to give him full credit for knowing what he's doing." "That's my rule exactly," replied Palmer, slightly nettled, "but there are certain fundamentals of politics that never change." "Well! the new party is going to change every fundamental," came back the President of the Universal Trust Co., "and I want you to realize it just as soon as possible. Listen here, Palmer. I have gone over the entire situation and I've read Holman's speech. I've listened to a report from the best observer in America. I'm convinced that the Revolutionist party is the most formidable movement that has ever sprung up. "First, they are absolutely sincere--they will attract to their movement enormous numbers of the intellectuals of the country, the people who can't be bought off. "In the second place they have unlimited money. Roger has enough to swing the entire organization and he is the most bullheaded man in America, except myself. "In the third place they are going after the women's vote as though it were worth going after. I told you, four years ago to pay more attention to the women's vote. I'm quite convinced that the women are to decide this election. Get busy, at once, on the women. Promise them anything, but get busy. "I don't think I can come out openly for the Republican candidate. I will have to keep under cover as usual. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236511824
  • 9781236511829