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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 ...
The attempts along the line of the Yazoo were abandoned after that experience and Grant turned his attention to the west bank of the Mississippi . If it were only possible to get below Vicksburg and come up from the south on the east ...
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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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