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American Colossus: The Triumph of Capitalism, 1865-1900

H.W. Brands

Top 10 Best Quotes

“It may be that the voice of the people is the voice of God 51 times out of 100. But the remaining 49 times, it is the voice of the devil, or worse, the voice of a fool. Theodore Roosevelt”

“In imperial relationships, getting out proves much more complicated than getting in.”

“Grant made the perfect candidate, a war hero with indistinct views on most political issues.”

“Both sides had more confidence in their opponents' weaknesses than their own strength.”

“William "Boss" Tweed was in such thorough control in New York that he made money off of the report the committee printed after investigating him.”

“When speculators have once entered Wall Street, they never leave it except in a pine box or a rosewood case, according to circumstances.”

“Western farmers were individualists cheifly in their dreams.”

“This senate was a place where good Representatives went when they died. Thomas Reed”

“Theodore Roosevelt came to Dekota to experience the dying of one age with the slaying of a rare buffalo and the dawning of the West's industrial age.”

“The strike spread with the speed of telepathy.”

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