O'Hara; or, 1798 [by W.H. Maxwell].

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By William Hamilton Maxwell
The book I chose to review for this assignment is entitled O'HARA by author William Hamilton Maxwell, 1798,London).
In This book the author concluded a lot of events, conversations, descriptions of many main characters who had shared their life with O'HARA. I chose this book simply because I believe that in order to become an effective member in life, one must be able to maintain life experience especially when the matter related to historical people like O'HARA. When you read this kind of books, you will definitely get benefit from .You will feel pleasant with the narrative style included, going deeply in describing the places, people, emotions, battlefields, …etc.
William Hamilton Maxwell provided an in-depth look at the historical and emotional make-up and competence of effective leaders. His book is written for people who are already operating or looking for a leadership capacity and those who aspire to improve their leader effectiveness. The book is suitable for working adults seeking to better understand the proper and effective role of emotions in the leadership work place and –of course- in their dealing with the other part – Women.
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• I think this book is sympathetic to O'HARA and gives a closer match with his character, and his times.
• O'HARA book is very adept at keeping you wanting to read more and more through the writing style that provided through the letters included and this is no exception. It is beautifully written; the detail of characters, the 17th. Century and place is excellent. This is a big book. Really it's well worth the read.
• I, as the editor, of these memoirs thinks that names of persons still alive occur, and events are alluded to which might even yet be disagreeable to individual feelings. We have to take this in our consideration.
• The narration style was remarkable cause that confusion was not noticeable in telling the events, even though the writer used more than once to go back explaining some events relating specific area.
• I think it was incredible the way that the writer described the death of Major O'Hara, in exist of the popularity of the Major ,going through tenor of his private life, obtaining the sympathy of those since they condemned the party, but admired the man.
• I have to confess that Major O'Hara had been in the same level of " Popular Idol ".
• In the end, I would recommend this book to anybody likes the history books or who wan to learn more about operational leadership or how to be a better leader.

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Page 191 - OR love me less, or love me more ; And play not with my liberty : Either take all, or all restore ; Bind me at least, or set me free ! Let me some nobler torture find Than of a doubtful wavering mind : Take all my peace ! but you betray Mine honour too, this cruel way.
Page 147 - Oh for a tongue to curse the slave, Whose treason, like a deadly blight, Comes o'er the councils of the brave, And blasts them in their hour of might...
Page 158 - I should be free to confess it, but, on the contrary, I glory in my innocence. I trust that all my virtuous countrymen will bear me in their kind remembrance, and continue true and faithful to each other, as I have been to all of them.
Page 155 - ... mercy; in return, I pray to God, if they have erred, to have mercy upon them. The Judge, who condemned me, humanely shed tears in uttering my sentence; but whether he did wisely, in so highly commending the wretched informer who swore away my life, I leave to his own cool reflection, solemnly assuring him and all the world, with my dying breath, that the informer was forsworn.
Page 50 - Few and short were the prayers we said, And we spoke not a word of sorrow ; But we steadfastly gazed on the face that was dead, And we bitterly thought of the morrow.
Page 129 - In each county he assembled the most respectable gentlemen and landholders in it, and having, in concert with them, examined the charges against the leaders of this banditti who were in prison, but defied justice, he, with the concurrence of these gentlemen, sent the most nefarious of them on board a tender stationed at Sligo, to serve in His Majesty's navy.
Page 50 - Three things a wise man will not trust, — The Wind, the Sunshine of an April day, And Woman's plighted faith.
Page 26 - Conduct vn. 1 A fair name is better than precious ointment,1 And the day of death than the day of one's birth. 2 It is better to go to the house of mourning Than to go to the banqueting-house ; Inasmuch as that2 is the end of all men, And the living should lay it to heart.
Page 156 - My comfortable lot and industrious course of life best refute the charge of being an adventurer for plunder ; but if to have loved my country, to have known its wrongs, to have felt the injuries of the persecuted Catholics, and to have united with them and all other religious persuasions in the most orderly and least sanguinary means of procuring redress : If those be felonies, I am a felon, but not otherwise.
Page 50 - No useless coffin enclosed his breast, Not in sheet or in shroud we wound him ; But he lay like a warrior taking his rest With his martial cloak around him.

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