Random Source #3

Kind of interesting writer history that I stumbled across: Vonnegut said that he intended A Man Without a Country (subtitle: A Memoir Of Life In George W Bush’s America) to be his final work, and what I didn’t know was there was a book called, The Man Without a Country by Edward Everett Hale which was written in 1863, that book was ‘about an American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. Though the story is set in the early 19th century, it is an allegory about the upheaval of the American Civil War and was meant to promote the Union cause.’

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