Название: Washington and his generals
Автор: Headley, Joel Tyler
Издательство: New York: Scribner, Armstrong
Размер: 27 Мб
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THE design of the following work is to group around Wash ington the chief characters and scenes of our Revolution. In all histories of that event, movements and results are given, rather than scenes ; and hence, while the plan and progress are clearly developed, the heroic character and thrilling in terest of the struggle are in a great measure lost. It thus necessarily becomes a matter of business, and the enthusiasm and fervor which characterized it, and indeed were the most remarkable facts of all, do not have their due prominence. In histories designed to give all the details and minutiae, both in the civil and military departments, this is almost inev itable. Alison and Napier, however, furnish exceptions to this rule.