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By Niccolo Machiavelli

ISBN-10: 0226500411

ISBN-13: 9780226500416

This selection of the main extraordinary and attribute letters of Niccol? Machiavelli monitors the important and penetrating brain of the guy who wrote the 1st paintings of contemporary political technological know-how. those letters, which exhibit Machiavelli's serious intelligence, humorousness, and stylish feel, are our leader resource of knowledge approximately his own existence. As such, they'll function a vibrant creation to the personalities and occasions of the main turbulent interval of the Renaissance, and they're going to additionally enlighten those who were desirous about the political philosopher who wrote The Prince and The Discourses on Livy.

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Social and official Washington was not at all inclined to receive a tavern-keeper’s daughter, even if she had married the Secretary of War, and when it was noticed that the snubbed bride was regularly attending the church, many members threatened to withdraw unless Mrs. Eaton did. President Jackson supported her. The pastor, Doctor Campbell, called at the White House to rebuke the President. General Jackson called a cabinet meeting and asked the pastor to present his charges, which the cabinet decided were without foundation.

She did not wish to appear to sympathize with the Confederate cause. Senator Chestnut of Alabama and Senator Sumner of Massachusetts had encounters keen and glittering as rapier bouts. A rumor flew about that the House was in wild disorder. We went there and found the rumor fully justified. The members, a wild mob, were on their feet, shouting fierce invectives, shaking their fists, while the Speaker pounded the desk with his gavel in a vain attempt to restore order. Suddenly the great doors were thrown open and the Sergeant at Arms appeared, bearing the Mace before him.

Then General Eaton was appointed minister to Spain, where Peggy became a great favorite. The Lincoln family attended the New York Avenue Church and I once told them about Peggy O’Neal and they seemed quite interested in her. Mrs. ” So in view of this historic background, I forgive the old lady the affront of the peppermints and thank her for them. She and my mother discussed the stirring events of the last few days. tad lincoln’s father 11 “These are troublous times, Mrs. Taft. Troublous times,” said Mrs.

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