A God in Ruins by Leon Uris

By Leon Uris

Spanning the many years from international warfare II to the 2008 presidential crusade, A God in Ruins is the riveting tale of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, a good, principled, and brave guy on the point of changing into the second one Irish Catholic President of the U.S.. yet Quinn is a guy with an explosive mystery which may shatter his political goals, threaten his lifestyles, and tear the rustic apart--a mystery buried for over a part century--that even he doesn't know...

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By Leon Uris

Spanning the many years from international warfare II to the 2008 presidential crusade, A God in Ruins is the riveting tale of Quinn Patrick O'Connell, a good, principled, and brave guy on the point of changing into the second one Irish Catholic President of the U.S.. yet Quinn is a guy with an explosive mystery which may shatter his political goals, threaten his lifestyles, and tear the rustic apart--a mystery buried for over a part century--that even he doesn't know...

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I was consequently led to favor mine, and this was a little concession to begin with. Even among us, I could not maintain complete equality. According to my comrades' condition, or the work they had to do, I gave an advantage to this or that one. Such distinctions are far-reaching, you can take my word for it. But decidedly I am tired and no longer want to think of that period. Let's just say that I closed the circle the day I drank the water of a dying comrade. No, no, it wasn't Du Guesclin; he was already dead, I believe, for he stinted himself too much.

You see the advantage, I am sure. The more I accuse myself, the more I have a right to judge you. Even better, I provoke you into judging yourself, and this relieves me of that much of the burden. Ah, mon cher, we are odd, wretched creatures, and if we merely look back over our lives, there's no lack of occasions to amaze and horrify ourselves. Just try. I shall listen, you may be sure, to your own confession with a great feeling of fraternity. [141] Don't laugh! Yes, you are a difficult client; I saw that at once.

There was a time when I didn't at any minute have the [114] slightest idea how I could reach the next one. Yes, one can wage war in this world, ape love, torture one's fellow man, or merely say evil of one's neighbor while knitting. But, in certain cases, carrying on, merely continuing, is superhuman. And he was not superhuman, you can take my word for it. He cried aloud his agony and that's why I love him, my friend who died without knowing. The unfortunate thing is that he left us alone, to carry on, whatever happens, even when we are lodged in the little-ease, knowing in turn what he knew, but incapable of doing what he did and of dying like him.

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