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6 The commandant of cadets during Grant's years at the Academy was C. F. Smith , who was ( I believe ) a captain at that time . Smith was a soldier of great ability . He had a passionate liking for the science of war , and he knew as ...
I don't think he did ; I do not believe that the idea of going back across the river ever occurred to him as a possible recourse . His character was extremely obstinate , and there was his superstition against turning back .
I do not believe these expensive presents had anything to do with it . He said that he gave the Treasury portfolio to Mr. Stewart because that gentleman had made a great success of his own financial affairs , and he thought he would do ...
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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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