Stephen Ambrose Quotes

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Stephen Ambrose Quotes

The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
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Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on to mine and keep them there.

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Johnson had been the most powerful man in the world, yet the North Vietnamese and the Vietcong had resisted, overcome his power, broken his will.

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Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions.

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Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.

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Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.

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The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.

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Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.

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Eisenhower is my choice as the American of the 20th Century. Of all the men I've studied and written about, he is the brightest and the best.

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I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam.

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Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.

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Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.

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To have some parts flowing free again ... with deer grazing on its banks ... ducks and geese raising their young in the backwaters ... eddies and twists and turns for canoeists ... and fishing opportunities such as Lewis and Clark enjoyed ... would be the finest possible tribute to the men of the Expedition, and a priceless gift for our children.

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In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries you have these great nation states hurling their young men at one another. The victory was really going to rest on who could do the best job of bringing up their kids to become efficient and effective soldiers. That's pretty grandiose, I guess, but I do think that, and thank God it's been the armies of democracy that have emerged from this as the triumphant armies.

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