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" I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound" This rodomontade, as Horace Walpole terms it reached the ears of George II. "
The American Review: A Whig Journal of Politics, Literature, Art, and Science - Page 507
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The Military Quotation Book: More Than 1,200 of the Best Quotations About ...

James Charlton - Reference - 2002 - 182 pages
...righteous. BERTRAND RUSSELL I know I am among civilized men because they are fighting so savagely. VOLTAIRE I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound. GEORGE WASHINGTON Nothing is more exhilarating than to be shot at without result. WINSTON CHURCHILL...
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Simón Bolívar's Quest for Glory

Richard W. Slatta, Jane Lucas De Grummond - History - 2003 - 336 pages
...regular commission. The two keenly enjoyed the exhilaration of combat. As Washington put it, "I heard bullets whistle and believe me there is something charming in the sound." Bolivar said, "My glory has been in the leading of these brave soldiers. Neither vanity nor lust for...
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A Hunger For Liberty Leads to the Declaration of Independence

Mary Mostert - 2004 - 205 pages
...and received all the enemy's fire, and it was the part where the man was killed and the rest wounded. I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." That would be the first of many battles in which Washington would escape unharmed. One French soldier...
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Growing Up Crooked

Wilbur Rees - Biography & Autobiography - 2004 - 284 pages
...terrible sin to help God out a little when He got too busy to handle routine justice for Himself. "/ heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound. " -George Washington Like many Americans, Papa had a love affair with his gun. The gun was a Colt .38,...
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1776

David McCullough - History - 2005 - 400 pages
...defeat for Washington, that set in motion the conflict that ultimately involved much of the world. "I heard the bullets whistle; and believe me there is something charming in the sound," he had written in a letter printed later in the London Magazine, which could be taken as the bravado...
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Douglas MacArthur: What Greater Honor

Janet Benge, Geoff Benge - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2005 - 205 pages
...his face ashen, was too shaken to reply. But with bravado after the incident, he wrote to his mother, "I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." This incident, along with the MacArthur name, made Douglas an instant hero in the area. Douglas was...
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George Washington, Frontier Colonel

Sterling North - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 161 pages
...revenge. Washington was youthfully exhilarated by this exchange of musketry. He wrote his brother Jack, "I heard the bullets whistle, and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Years later, when asked if he had ever made such a remark, Washington answered, "If I said so it was...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - History - 2005 - 290 pages
...dispute. He early came to the attention of the British during the French and Indian Wars, when he wrote, "I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me, there is something charming in the sound." After a humiliating defeat in that war, he said he needed to choose his own officers, as a commanding...
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George Washington for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities

Brandon Marie Miller - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 144 pages
...the skirmish George wrote to his brother John about his small victory: "I can with truth assure you, I heard the bullets whistle, and believe me there is something charming in the sound." Years later when asked about this comment Washington replied that if he'd written such words, "I must...
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George Washington

Edward F. Dolan - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2007 - 96 pages
...of the French and Indian Wars. In a report that he later wrote about the next moments, he recalled, "I heard the bullets whistle and, believe me, there is something charming in the sound." Washington's strategy worked for a time, but facing far superior numbers, his troops were eventually...
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