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All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre.
If you think you have it tough, read history books.
History books that contain no lies are extremely dull.
It's in the history books, the Holocaust. It's just a phrase. And the truth is it happened yesterday. It happened to my mother. I never met my grandmothers or my grandfathers. They were all wiped up in the gas chambers of Nazi Germany.
Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart.
Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books - but it is terrible when one has to live it.
As you grow older and young people come up to you with their history books, you realize that some of the things I have been able to do have been impactful. But for me, I try to keep everything in perspective and stay humble.
If I don't tell it all now, the story in the history books will always be imperfect and that would be wrong.
We all had to learn Southern accents. It wasn't a big research show. With the 'Wounded Knee' project, I locked myself in my apartment with history books so I would know what we're talking about.
It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming of themselves like grass.
My heart goes out to victims and survivors of the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and to their families. This disaster will go down in history books as one of the largest natural disasters in U.S. history.
When I was in school, all our history books were American, so we learned American history, not Canadian history.
I read all the time... I read a lot of history books.
The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that's what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.
Whites were the winners, blacks were the losers, we wrote the history books, and they didn't feature.
I know that I'm already in the history books and that people are going to remember me as the prisoner of war and the fabricated stories, but you know, to me I was just another soldier over there doing my job.
Television and film are our libraries now. Our history books.
I think of an intellectual as just being bookish, being interested in history books, utopian ideas, that kind of thing.
It is over with; I am in the history books.
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