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Stephen Ambrose quotes: 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. 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.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors. There are many more want-to-be writers out there than good editors.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands. Like their predecessors, the Presidents of today just throw up their hands.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business. I was taught by professors who had done their schooling in the 1930s. Most of them were scornful of, even hated, big business.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake. The war in Vietnam I thought a dreadful mistake.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist. Jefferson owned slaves. He did not believe that all were created equal. He was a racist.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Nothing is inevitable in life. People make choices, and those choices have results, and we all live with the results. Nothing is inevitable in life. People make choices, and those choices have results, and we all live with the results.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death. Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: American is the first democratic nation-state. American is the first democratic nation-state.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen. Reading your own material aloud forces you to listen.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way. As to the Indians, the guiding principle was, promise them anything just so long as they get out of the way.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote. Nixon regarded himself as having been cheated by life. He never got my vote.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants. Immigrants do more than help us win our wars, or set up cleaning shops or ethnic restaurants.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school. You don't hate history, you hate the way it was taught to you in high school.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson. I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had, save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of. Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever. The great wars of the 20th Century made it into the worst Century ever.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education. I'm no politician. I'm an historian who has learned through a lifetime of studying that nothing in the world beats universal education.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism. World War II, the atomic bomb, the Cold War, made it hard for Americans to continue their optimism.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life. Crazy Horse saw history as integrated in the present, incorporated into daily life.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier. My favorite book is the last one printed, which is always better than those that were published earlier.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: 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. 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.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since. In 1945, there were more people killed, more buildings destroyed, more high explosives set off, more fires burning than before or since.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed. The Holocaust was the most evil crime ever committed.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: 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? 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?
Stephen Ambrose quotes: My first book was the book that changed my life. My first book was the book that changed my life.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men. Andrew Johnson was a Southerner generally who proclaimed that his native state of Tennessee was a country for white men.
Stephen Ambrose quotes: We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today. We are part of a country that outshines those that have gone before us and most of those in existence today.