The Man Without A Country - Edward Everett Hale 1906 Little, Brown & Co school edition vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. Spine slightly faded and spine ends and corners show wear. Previous owner's name inside front cover.  Page 16-17 have some stains from a spill. The rest of the book looks unmarked. See images for the condition of this book. School edition. 

Blurb:  "The Man without a Country" is a short story by American writer, Edward Everett Hale, first published during the height of the Civil War during 1863 by the leading American literary magazine of the nineteenth century, The Atlantic. It is the story of an American Army Lieutenant Philip Nolan, who gets entangled with Aaron Burr in 1807, and renounces his country during his trial for treason, saying he never wanted to hear about the United States again. The Judge asks him to recant but Nolan doesn't. So the Judge granted his request and the rest of his life Nolan spent on Navy ships around the world. The officers and crew were not allowed to mention the United States.

This story came out during the height of the Civil War and served to help the Union recruit soldiers and people to their cause. It is noteworthy that Edward Everett Hale's Uncle, Edward Everett, than man he was named after, gave the two hour featured address at Gettysburg just before Lincoln's speech of 209 words and two minutes, that became the best acknowledged speech in American life. Everett, like Hale, was a total patriot and honest man, and immediately congratulated Lincoln on his fine accomplishment, "You have done far better in your two minutes than I did in my 2 hours."

"The Man without a Country" is still considered a major American work and read widely in American schools.. A quiet calm read letting the story speak for itself.