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Books and Things

Littell, Philip

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ISBN 10: 0836912217 / ISBN 13: 9780836912210
Published by Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York, 1969
Condition: Good Plus Hardcover
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A clean, crisp, unread hardcover copy in good plus condition; foxing at edges and end papers, short (1/8" + --) closed tear in cloth at head. No DJ, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 021381

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Title: Books and Things

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press, Freeport, New York

Publication Date: 1969

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good Plus

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: THE IDEAL CAMPAIGNER NEITHER from his rather unusual name, which is Mullinub, nor from his good average face, which is red and round and optimistic, would you be likely to guess his tastes, which are all for cubism in plastic art, and in verse for Mallarme and Edward Lear. So you will readily understand that I, who have long known his likings, was surprised when he greeted me the other day with these words: " This campaign that Hughes is making is rather disappointing." Shielding my eyes from the pictures which ruin his walls I determined to improve the occasion. In a man like Mullinub serious interests should be encouraged. " You say well," I began. " There has been no disappointment like Mr. Hughes's campaign in my time. The hope which I took with me to his notification meeting died there before the evening was over. It did not want to die. Fed on rumors and hearsay for dessert, with faith and my desires as its staple food, it had grownmarvelously throughout its short life. It was conceived when Mr. Hughes's success at Chicago began to look certain, it was born on the day of his nomination, it died before he had finished his first speech. For I had hoped that Mr. Hughes, supplied by God or nature with a stronger brain than any other Republican possibility except Mr. Root, would tell me quite plainly what ought to have been the conduct of the United States since the outbreak of the war, would outline in large firm strokes an American policy, would separate the risks avoided by such a policy from those other risks which he would be willing to face and for which it was our business to prepare. " Yes, I acknowledge that I had such a hope. I did imagine once upon a time that Mr. Hughes was a stilled fountain of pure wisdom, eager for a chance to play. Like many hundred th...

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