The underlying values expressed in the trilogy, in all the novels, are the old-fashioned primary values—courage, respect for one’s fellow man, self-reliance, courtesy, devotion to the truth, a loathing of hypocrisy, the power in simple goodness. He called them “the old verities” and he was sure they were vanishing from American life. McCullough, David. Brave Companions (p. 143). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

— Conrad Richter  


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