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Thomas Bailey Aldrich Quotes

Posted by azhttp on February 26, 2008

Thomas Bailey Aldrich (born 11th November 1836, died 19th March 1907) was a poet and novelist born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA.

All the best sands of my life are somehow getting into the wrong end of the hourglass. If I could only reverse it! Were it in my power to do so, would I?
Leaves From a Notebook, Ponkapog Papers (1903)
Somewhere—in desolate wind-swept space—
In Twilight-land—in No-man’s land—
Two hurrying Shapes met face to face,
And bade each other stand.

“And who are you?” cried one, agape,
Shuddering in the gloaming light.
“I know not,” said the second Shape,
“I only died last night.”
Identity.

Quotes from Thomas Bailey Aldrich

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Jesse Ventura

Posted by azhttp on February 22, 2008

James George Janos (born 15 July 1951), usually known as Jesse Ventura, is an American politician and actor, a US Navy UDT veteran, retired professional wrestler, radio and television talk show host, and teacher, who became the 38th Governor of Minnesota.

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Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein

Posted by azhttp on February 21, 2008

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery (17 November 1887 – 24 March 1976) was a British military commander of World War II, victor of El Alamein.

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Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel

Posted by azhttp on February 20, 2008

Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (September 22, 1882–October 16, 1946) was a German field marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) and a senior military leader during World War II. He assumed the position of Chief of the OKW (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht). The International Military Tribunal rejected Keitel’s defense that he was following orders in conformity to “the leadership principle” (Führerprinzip) and found him guilty on all charges. To underscore the criminal rather than military nature of Keitel’s acts, the Allies denied his request to be shot by firing squad. Instead, he was executed by hanging.

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Francisco Ferrer

Posted by azhttp on February 18, 2008

Francisco Ferrer (1859–1909)

A Catalan free-thinker and educator around the turn of the 20th century. Established the Modern School (Escuela Moderna) as a socially progressive alternative to the Catholic schools that dominated Spain at the time. Summarily executed by Spanish authorities in 1909.

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