Facts about Stephen Ambrose

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Stephen Ambrose was a famous Historian from USA, who lived between January 10, 1936 and October 13, 2002.

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He/she is born under the zodiac capricorn, who is known for Determination, Dominance, Perservering, Practical, Willful. Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by Stephen.

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Famous quotes by Stephen Ambrose (44)


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"Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice"
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"I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson"
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"American is the first democratic nation-state"
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"American corporations hate to give away money"
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"The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed"
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"Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands"
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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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"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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"To be a slaveholder meant one had to regard the African American as inferior in every way"
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"Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen"
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"My first book was the book that changed my life"
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"I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business"
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"Who today is willing to say that Texas and California and the remainder of the Southwest would be better off if they were governed by Mexico?"
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"Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends"
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"Trial by jury. Live wherever you can make a living. How could a government based on such principles fail?"
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"Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote"
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"Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job"
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"It would not be possible to praises nurses too highly"
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"History is everything that has ever happened"
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"Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions"
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"Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money"
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"World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism"
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"We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today"
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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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"Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist"
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"I've always tried to be fair to my subjects. That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower"
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"Custer had dead heroes. Crazy Horse had only live ones"
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"Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men"
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"You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school"
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"I was too young for Korea and too old for Vietnam"
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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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"Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death"
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"There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors"
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"The Canadians have managed to live peacefully with their Indians. It is disgrace that the United States has not done the same"
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"My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier"
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"It does you no good to see the number two or number three man in the corporation-you have to get through to number one"
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"In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place"
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"Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life"
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"As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way"
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"In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since"
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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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"I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education"
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"Dams have harmed our wildlife and made rivers less useful for recreation"
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"Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of"


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