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The Man Without A Country
     

The Man Without A Country

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by Edward Everett Hale
 

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Edward Everett Hale wrote The Man Without A Country in 1863 during one of the darkest times in our nation's history. At a time when our country was torn apart by war with brother fighting brother, Hale sought to illustrate the importance of one's country, by showing what it would be like to be without a country.

In the story, a young man in the U.S. Military is lead

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Edward Everett Hale wrote The Man Without A Country in 1863 during one of the darkest times in our nation's history. At a time when our country was torn apart by war with brother fighting brother, Hale sought to illustrate the importance of one's country, by showing what it would be like to be without a country.

In the story, a young man in the U.S. Military is lead astray by a power hungry traitor, who is intent on leading a rebellion against the government. The rebellion failed and the young officer was summarily court-martialed. When asked to speak during his sentencing, he replied that he wished to never hear of the United States again. The court granted his wish, and ordered that he never see or hear of his country again. The story then chronicles the remainder of the life of the man without a country.

This story is just as applicable today as it was over a century ago when it was first penned, perhaps even more so. As a nation, we have experienced much over the nearly last 150 years, and our forefathers would hardly recognize our country as it is today. However, the importance of our country to each and every one of us should be equal, if not greater than it was for our forefathers. Even when our government is pursuing a course that we do not agree with, it is still our duty to strive to preserve the Union, and to further the ideals, such as freedom, for which the country was founded. For if, we do not support our country in both times of good as well as bad, we may find out what it is really like to be The Man Without A Country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481283212
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/17/2012
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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The Man Without A Country 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
seeGreen More than 1 year ago
The Man Without a Country, is an interesting short story. It was written during the middle of the Civil War in 1863 and tells the story of a young man, Philip Nolan, who in the early days of the 1800's in a moment of bravery and bravado, renounced the United States and all that was his country. Making good on his wish a judge ordered him to be passed from ship to ship, never setting his foot on United States soil again, and also never hearing the least bit of news from his country. For 56 years Nolan lived this way, early on, realizing the mistake of his youth and taking young sailors under his guidance and telling them to cherish the country which they have. He pines to be reunited with the United States but pride and acceptance of his wrong doing resigns himself to his punishment, secretly building a shrine to his country and in his own words, loved Her more than any other, but deserved Her less than any other. A very short read and an interesting twist. Would definitely recommend to young adults and adults alike just for its inspiration that it provides.
MisterG More than 1 year ago
This is nothing but a jumbled mess. It appears that there was more interest in advertising google than reproducing the book.
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