History of Europe: Our Own Times, the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries: the Opening of the Twentieth Century and the World War

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Ginn, 1921 - Europe - 616 pages
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Page 307 - We are now about to accept gauge of battle with this natural foe to liberty and shall, if necessary, spend the whole force of the nation to check and nullify its pretensions and its power.
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