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Point. 33 One day his father said to him , “ Ulysses , you'll have to go into the beam - room and help me to - day . ” It appears that there was a shortage of workmen at the time . Ulysses said nothing at first , but as he and his ...
1 Ulysses was sent again to school to prepare for West Point —this time to another " Institute ” at Ripley , which is only ten miles from Georgetown . His career there was as blank as it was at Maysville . He says in the Memoirs : " I ...
West Point did not give Grant much of an education , but its moral pressure was overwhelming , and he retained an immense respect for the Academy as long as he lived . “ I think West Point is the best school in the world , ” he told ...
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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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