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A Man Without a Country

Author : Kurt Vonnegut
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”–USA Today In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, A Man Without a Country is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions. Praise for A Man Without a Country “[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”–Los Angeles Times “Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading A Man Without a Country is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.”–The New York Times Book Review “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.”–Chicago Tribune “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.”–The Australian “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.”–Studs Terkel

The Man Without a Country

Author : Edward Everett Hale
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The man without a country

Author : Edward E. Hale
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The Man Without a Country

Author : Thomas Tapper Edward Everett Hale
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Philip Nolan

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Philip Nolan is Chuck Pfarrer’s captivating adaptation of “The Man Without a Country,” the short story originally published in The Atlantic in 1863. Masterfully blending history and fiction, Pfarrer transforms an allegory promoting the Union cause into the story of a young artillery officer, Phillip Nolan, who becomes embroiled in Aaron Burr’s 1807 conspiracy to invade the territories acquired in the Louisiana Purchase. Insinuating that his plot has official approval, Burr convinces Nolan to carry a coded message into the Orleans Territory. Nolan has no idea that the former vice-president intends to set himself up as a dictator—and Burr has no idea that his scheme has been discovered. Soon both Burr and Nolan are in military custody, and Nolan is an accessory to treason. The nation holds its breath as Burr is put on trial for attempting to dismember the union. The charges against Burr seem ironclad, but his lawyers are clever, and Burr is acquitted. An embarrassed prosecution looks for a scapegoat, and they expand the charges against Nolan to include desertion and treason. Learning that his own court martial will proceed, even though Burr has walked free, Nolan denounces his accusers, damns his country, and tells the court he wishes never again to hear the words “United States” as long as he lives. Nolan’s fateful words stun the court. The judges return with an ominous verdict: the prisoner’s wish will be granted. Nolan is exiled, sentenced to life aboard a series of U.S. warships, never to hear news from or be allowed to speak of his country again. After years of being shuttled from ship to America’s first secret prisoner ship realizes he is a stateless person, estranged from his keepers and forgotten by his country. Decades after his trial, Nolan is passed aboard an American frigate in the Mediterranean. There, he comes into the custody of a newly commissioned lieutenant, Frank Curran. When Barbary pirates capture an American whaleship, the pair finds themselves drawn into a complex web of international deceit and mortal danger. As a desperate rescue mission is launched, Nolan teaches the young officer a poignant lesson about duty, loyalty and the meaning of patriotism. Philip Nolan is equal parts adventure, naval history and morality tale. Brilliantly evoking the age of sail, Pfarrer brings alive convincing details of that courageous and sometimes brutal world. More than broadsides and small boat actions, Philip Nolan is a clear-eyed examination of the human condition. Philip Nolan is beautifully crafted, and it deserves a place among the classics of the genre.

Captain America

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Accused of attacking a U.S. military base, C aptain America has been removed from his position and exiled from the country. Captain America has to do something to cl ear his name but first he must save the United States from a nother threat. '

The Man Without a Country and Other Tales

Author : Edward E. Hale
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Study Guide to The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Edward Everett Hale’s The Man Without a Country, a short story written during the Civil War. As a work of patriotic literature, The Man Without a Country bolstered support across the U.S. for the Union in the North. Moreover, Hale uses irony, mystery, and realism to tell the gripping story of a man who feels seemingly no patriotism or connection to his country during a war in which he must take part. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Hale’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

The First Book Edition of The Man Without a Country

Author : Edward Everett Hale
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Story of a man condemned to live at sea for the rest of his life after saying he wished he may never hear of the United States again.

The Man Without a Country

Author : Gladys Ruth Bridgham
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Man Without a Country

Author : Hale Edward Everett
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The Man Without a Country

Author : Florence Maria Miller
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The Man Without a Country

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The Man Without a Country Illustrated

Author : Edward Everett Hale
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"The Man Without a Country" is a short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic in December 1863.The protagonist may be a young us Army lieutenant, Philip Nolan, who develops a friendship with the visiting Burr . When Burr is tried for treason (historically this occurred in 1807), Nolan is tried as an accomplice. During his testimony, he bitterly renounces his nation, angrily shouting, "I wish i'll never hear of the us again!" The judge is totally shocked at this announcement, and on convicting him, icily grants him his wish: Nolan is to spend the remainder of his life aboard us Navy warships, in exile, with no right ever again to line foot on U.S. soil, and with explicit orders that nobody shall ever mention his country to him again.The sentence is administered to the letter. For the remainder of his life, Nolan is transported from ship to ship, living out his life as a prisoner on the high seas, never once allowed back during a port . Though he's treated consistent with his former rank, nothing of his country is ever mentioned to him. None of the sailors in whose custody Nolan remains is allowed to talk to him about the U.S., and his newspapers are censored. Nolan is unrepentant initially, but over the years becomes sadder and wiser, and desperate for news. One day, as he's being transferred to a different ship, he beseeches a young sailor never to form an equivalent mistake that he had: "Remember, boy, that behind of these men ... behind officers and government, and other people even, there's the Country Herself, your Country, which you belong to her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by her, boy, as you'd stand by your mother ... !" On one such ship, he attends a celebration during which he dances with a girl he had formerly known. He then beseeches her to inform him something, anything, about the us, but she quickly withdraws and speaks not to him.Deprived of a homeland, Nolan slowly and painfully learns truth worth of his country. He misses it quite his friends or family, quite art or music or love or nature. Without it, he's nothing. Dying aboard the USS Levant, he shows his room to a politician named Danforth; it's "a little shrine" of patriotism. the celebs and Stripes are draped around an image of Washington . Over his bed, Nolan has painted a American eagle, with lightning "blazing from his beak" and claws grasping the world . At the foot of his bed is an outdated map of the us, showing many of its old territories that had, unbeknownst to him, been admitted to statehood. Nolan smiles, "Here, you see, I even have a country!"The dying man asks desperately to be told the news of yank history since 1807, and Danforth finally relates to him most of the main events that have happened to the U.S. since his sentence was imposed; the narrator confesses, however, that "I couldn't structure my mouth to inform him a word about this infernal rebellion." Nolan then asks him to bring his copy of the Presbyterian Book of Public Prayer, and skim the page where it'll automatically open. These are the words: "Most heartily we beseech Thee with Thy prefer to behold and bless Thy servant, the President of the us, and every one others in authority." Nolan says: "I have repeated those prayers night and morning, it's now fifty-five years." a day, he had read of the us, but only within the sort of a prayer to uphold its leaders; the U.S. Navy had neglected to stay this book from him. this is often the supreme irony of the story.Nolan asks him to possess them bury him within the sea and have a gravestone placed in memory of him at Fort Adams, Mississippi, or at New Orleans . When he dies later that day, he's found to possess drafted a suitably patriotic epitaph for himself: "In memory of PHILIP NOLAN, Lieutenant within the Army of the us . He loved his country as no other man has loved her; but no man deserved less at her hands."

The Man Without a Country

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The Man Without a Country Annotated

Author : Edward Everett Hale
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"The Man Without a Country" is a short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic in December 1863.The protagonist may be a young us Army lieutenant, Philip Nolan, who develops a friendship with the visiting Burr . When Burr is tried for treason (historically this occurred in 1807), Nolan is tried as an accomplice. During his testimony, he bitterly renounces his nation, angrily shouting, "I wish i'll never hear of the us again!" The judge is totally shocked at this announcement, and on convicting him, icily grants him his wish: Nolan is to spend the remainder of his life aboard us Navy warships, in exile, with no right ever again to line foot on U.S. soil, and with explicit orders that nobody shall ever mention his country to him again.The sentence is administered to the letter. For the remainder of his life, Nolan is transported from ship to ship, living out his life as a prisoner on the high seas, never once allowed back during a port . Though he's treated consistent with his former rank, nothing of his country is ever mentioned to him. None of the sailors in whose custody Nolan remains is allowed to talk to him about the U.S., and his newspapers are censored. Nolan is unrepentant initially, but over the years becomes sadder and wiser, and desperate for news. One day, as he's being transferred to a different ship, he beseeches a young sailor never to form an equivalent mistake that he had: "Remember, boy, that behind of these men ... behind officers and government, and other people even, there's the Country Herself, your Country, which you belong to her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by her, boy, as you'd stand by your mother ... !" On one such ship, he attends a celebration during which he dances with a girl he had formerly known. He then beseeches her to inform him something, anything, about the us, but she quickly withdraws and speaks not to him.Deprived of a homeland, Nolan slowly and painfully learns truth worth of his country. He misses it quite his friends or family, quite art or music or love or nature. Without it, he's nothing. Dying aboard the USS Levant, he shows his room to a politician named Danforth; it's "a little shrine" of patriotism. the celebs and Stripes are draped around an image of Washington . Over his bed, Nolan has painted a American eagle, with lightning "blazing from his beak" and claws grasping the world . At the foot of his bed is an outdated map of the us, showing many of its old territories that had, unbeknownst to him, been admitted to statehood. Nolan smiles, "Here, you see, I even have a country!"The dying man asks desperately to be told the news of yank history since 1807, and Danforth finally relates to him most of the main events that have happened to the U.S. since his sentence was imposed; the narrator confesses, however, that "I couldn't structure my mouth to inform him a word about this infernal rebellion." Nolan then asks him to bring his copy of the Presbyterian Book of Public Prayer, and skim the page where it'll automatically open. These are the words: "Most heartily we beseech Thee with Thy prefer to behold and bless Thy servant, the President of the us, and every one others in authority." Nolan says: "I have repeated those prayers night and morning, it's now fifty-five years." a day, he had read of the us, but only within the sort of a prayer to uphold its leaders; the U.S. Navy had neglected to stay this book from him. this is often the supreme irony of the story.Nolan asks him to possess them bury him within the sea and have a gravestone placed in memory of him at Fort Adams, Mississippi, or at New Orleans . When he dies later that day, he's found to possess drafted a suitably patriotic epitaph for himself: "In memory of PHILIP NOLAN, Lieutenant within the Army of the us . He loved his country as no other man has loved her; but no man deserved less at her hands."

Man Without a Country

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