Warmly told biography of Robert Green Ingersoll (1833-1899), celebrated orator of 19th-century America, Civil War officer, personal friend of three U.S. presidents, the individual most responsible for the flowering of freethought in the United States.
"No finer personality ever existed."--Thomas A. Edison
"The future historian will rank him as one of the heroes of the nineteenth century."--Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"One of the bravest, grandest champions of human liberty the world has ever seen."--Clarence Darrow
"Freedom was what he preached; he wanted the shackles off everywhere . . . He was a rare, bold, heroic figure."--Robert M. La Follette, Wisconsin Governor, U.S. Senator
"One of the constellations of our time . . . a bright, magnificent constellation."--Walt Whitman
"His life and work have been an inspiration to the whole earth."--Luther Burbank