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The two young men organized the banking and brokerage firm of Grant & Ward . General Grant's son was a large asset in the way of reputation ; his connection with the firm gave it a good standing , but Ulysses , Jr. never knew anything ...
That point having been settled rather emphatically , Mr. Ward went around among the banks and whispered to them that through the General's influence the firm had obtained government contracts that would be enormously profitable ...
and Ward would produce forged telegrams from Washington , ordering large quantities of this and that at prices considerably above those prevailing in the current market . These tricks roped in a number of millionaires , and others not ...
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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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