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A Year from a Reporter's Note-Book, by Richard Harding Davis (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ... WITH THE GREEK SOLDIERS J. and Turkish armies in the late campaign was but little more complicated than the strategic position of two football teams when they are lined up for a scrimmage. When the game began, the Greeks had possession of the ball, and they rushed it into Turkish territory, where they lost it almost immediately on a fumble, and after that the Turks drove them rapidly down the field, going around their ends and breaking through their centre very much as they pleased. The Greeks were outnumbered three to one, but there are many people who think that they would have run away even had the number of men on both sides been position of the Greek equal. There is, however, no way of proving that they would have done this, while it can be proved that they were outnumbered, and were nearly always, for that reason, attacked as strongly on the flank as in the front. This fact should be placed to their credit side in summing up their strange conduct. If an eleven from Princeton played three elevens from Yale at the same time, one can see that the game would hardly be interesting; and to carry out the simile still further, and then to drop it, it was as though this Princeton eleven was untrained, and had no knowledge of tricks nor of team-play, and absolutely no regard for its captain as a captain. It is a question whether the chief trouble with the Greeks is not that they are too democratic to make good soldiers, and too independent to submit to being led by any one from either the council-chamber or the field. Perhaps the most perfect example of pure democracy that exists anywhere in the world is found among the Greeks today--a state of equality the like of which is not to be found with us nor in the republic of France. Each Greek...


Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Richard Harding Davis
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-37803-9
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-230-37803-0
Barcode: 9781230378039

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