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Halleck was called “ Old Brains ” because of his look of owlish wisdom . He was , in reality , a large emptiness surrounded by an education . Military history was his specialty . He had a contempt for generals who did not know what had ...
Johnson called them “ a scrub aristocracy . ' But the Whig party disappeared eventually , and the South became solidly Democratic ... so Johnson found himself on the same side of the political fence as the slave - aristocrats .
And he must thank himself for whatever he has done , for most of the so - called aid that has been given him has been pretty thoroughly misguided . § 3 On Christmas Eve of the year 1865 , six young men were killing time in a law office ...
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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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