Kazin's mission in A Godly Hero: The Life of William Fennings Bryan is to establish that the Great Commoner
was the same man with the same principles, and much the same following, during and between the two famous bookends of his career: the 1896 "Cross of Gold" speech that launched his tumultuous first presidential campaign, and the Scopes "Monkey Trial" a few days before his death.
The popular portrayals of Lincoln as the Great Emancipator, the Great Commoner
and the Savior of the Union are not lies, says Mr.
Even William Jennings Bryan, the Great Commoner
, in accepting the Democratic nomination in 1896, said, "We believe, as asserted in the Declaration of Independence, that all men are created equal; but that does not mean that all men are or can be equal in possessions, in ability, or in merit; it simply means that all shall stand equal before the law.
SUTTPON PUBLISHING have recently republished a revised edition of Pitt the Elder: The Great Commoner
by Jeremy Black ([pounds]2.
The man known as the Great Commoner
defended the interests of small farmers, railed against the speculators of Wall Street, crusaded to ban the saloon, and denounced the teaching of evolution in public schools.
known as the Great Commoner
and the Boy Orator of the Platte; 1860 - 1925) American political leader and orator.