A British general of the twentieth century; a leader of British forces in World War II. He defeated the Germans under Erwin Rommel in north Africa and led British troops in the invasion of Italy, Normandy (see D-Day), and Germany.
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Montgomery Clift, who was most likely gay, drank himself to death.
The president of the Montgomery NAACP, Pullman porter E. D. Nixon, saw an opportunity.
For 381 days, no black person in Montgomery with a shred of self-esteem rode the bus.
Bernard stood there face to face with Mrs. Vivian, whose eyes seemed to plead with him more than ever.
Bernard was uncomfortable enough not to care to be mocked; but he felt even more sorry that Gordon should be.
Bernard, professing great alacrity, looked about him; but he still lingered near his companions.
Bernard sat thinking for a long time; at first with a good deal of mortification—at last with a good deal of bitterness.
"I congratulate you on your engagement," he said at last, looking up with a face that seemed to Bernard hard and unnatural.