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1408633728
Author:
Chesterton Cecil Chesterton,Cecil Chesterton
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hamlin Press (November 16, 2007)
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396 pages
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Cecil Edward Chesterton was born on November 12, 1879; and there is a special if a secondary sense in which we may use the phrase that he was born a fighter. It may seem in some sad fashion a flippancy to say that he argued from his very cradle

Cecil Edward Chesterton was born on November 12, 1879; and there is a special if a secondary sense in which we may use the phrase that he was born a fighter. It may seem in some sad fashion a flippancy to say that he argued from his very cradle. It is certainly, in the same sad fashion, a comfort, to remember one truth about our relations: that we perpetually argued and that we never quarrelled.

He was the younger brother of G. K. Chesterton, and a close associate of Hilaire Belloc. While the ideas of distributism came from all three, and Arthur Penty, he was the most ideological and combative by temperament.

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Cecil Chesterton, the second son and youngest child of Edward Chesterton and his wife, Marie Louise Grosjean, was born on. .As a result of the visit he published History of the United States.

Cecil Chesterton, the second son and youngest child of Edward Chesterton and his wife, Marie Louise Grosjean, was born on 12th November 1879 at 11 Warwick Gardens, Kensington, London. His father was an estate agent. In 1916 Chesterton joined the British Army and served in the East Surrey Regiment.

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Cecil Chesterton's biography and life story. Biography of Cecil Chesterton. He was the younger brother of G.

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  • Samardenob
Largely written from the trenches of World War One with the aim of welcoming the United States and her soldiers to the war effort, Cecil Chesterton's compact history paints a picture of Britain's former colonies as an energetic and unique emerging force in the world. The majority of the text reads as an insightful and careful history of the United States, albeit from a distinctly British point of view. On the whole, an American reading it would find him- or herself challenged to examine our own beliefs about our past and what we understood our teachers to have told us. But when Chesterton reaches the Civil War and Reconstruction, his text sounds like a racist rant based on questionable facts, which virtually negates the value of the whole. Chesterton himself is sadly interesting: brother of the famous G. K. Chesterton, Cecil died shortly after the Armistice from complications of a late stage wound. No soldier-poet, his tone in this book presents a jingoistic attitude toward the war that, eventually, took his life.
Chesterton distrusts the Negro. Immigrants are encouraged but anyone who does not hold European values – i.e., white and English – is not welcome. Blacks are downright inferior, 'Chinamen' too alien to be absorbed, and Jews need not apply. The only true culture that America possesses is the extension of and improvement upon his own.
I almost stopped reading, but finished the book to see where he was going: what he thought of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, why he said Grover Cleveland was the best president since Lincoln, how he handled the Plains Wars and the near eradication of the indigenous peoples. He never even mentioned the last, gave no evidence on Cleveland, and glossed over with glowing words both TR and Wilson. Meanwhile, everything seemed aimed at “the Negro problem,” the dangers of immigrants, and the anarchic influence of Jewish activists, whom he called Bolsheviks. Instead of being mollified by the equality of the trenches, Chesterton cast these forces with the “Godless Germans” his country was fighting, and America overall as a powerful ally in the fight. I wonder, had he survived, if 25 years later he would have been on Germany's side. An interesting read but infuriating and narrow-minded finish: an historian at the start Chesterton ends up in a rush to judgment. Best bet: don't bother unless you want a taste of the mood at war's end.
  • Ballagar
It is very interesting to read the point of view of a 19th century European about the birth and rise of this country until the dawn of our participation in World War One, ironically this book was published posthumously in 1919, as the author died in late 1918 from wounds received while fighting the "Great War".

I found the first 80% of this book fascinating as it retold the story of this country's birth through the Civil War, with what I felt was an objectionable point of view unaffected by the revisionist PC Police of today. Yet then the authors biases took over and I could see his "European" beliefs of the time come through. He saw Negros as barbarians, Asians as Mongols and directly questioned all Jews loyalty to anything other than their own self interests. Different era different prejudices.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about our history, at least a different point of view, which leaves out many of the special interests that they force in today. I would also recommend this book to anyone who likes sociology as it is a great indicator of the ideals and prejudice beliefs held by many who thought themselves enlightened in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
  • Preve
A breezy narrative history reminiscent of Carlyle, showing some promise from G.K. Chesterton's brother, who wrote the preface on the battlefield, where he died young. His take on America is often mainstream but links together distant events in an intriguing way. However, this is still an immature work and full of errors -- often getting the sense of the age wrong, and at a low point, claiming Maine was the territory of Connecticut (it was Massachusetts). It is unreliable enough that I can't really recommend it, despite the enjoyable political and social commentary Cecil provides. We must regret the senseless death of a budding writer in the Great War.
  • Quphagie
A precise non-revised overview of the history our Republic of the United States of America, by an outsider's non political biased English historian's research from the Colonial period through the entrance into the "Great War" or WWI for Americans who've forgotten our history and heritage.
  • Levion
This book, written by G.K. Chesterton's brother, Cecil, was an enjoyable read. The author was not afraid to interject his own comments, which made for a fascinating, enjoyable read. I recommend the book and thought that the Kindle format was very readable. It is a light, interesting read focusing on America's early history and the Civil War period.
  • Ahieones
The book is full of errors. He said Hamilton was not in Bermuda it was Nevis. Stated Booth was shot trying to escape from a bar it was a barn where was trapped. He refers to General J Johnson as Johnstone. He state John Quincy Adams as John Adam's grandson he is actually his son.
Far too many inaccuracies.
  • Survivors
The information is no longer relevant due to new research through anthropologist and historian collaboration to the actual documents and transcripts taken from events during that time.
Read this quite a while ago--very good