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His sense of curiosity was small ; it did not seem probable that he would ever learn anything about statecraft , diplomacy , or the functions of civil government .
Lee was so thoroughly convinced of his own subserviency to civil authority that he sat silent while Davis proceeded to carry out his own half - baked military schemes . Lee wanted to abandon Richmond in 1864 and concentrate the Southern ...
He declared that the President continually exalted the military over the civil power ; that he was surrounded by army officers ; that any one who brought gifts to Grant's door was sure of obtaining his favors ; that he appointed his ...
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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