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Other items are : Twenty dollars a year for clothing , fifteen dollars for corn , tobacco and molasses , fifteen dollars for tools and repairs ( these slaves worked on a railroad and needed tools ) , one dollar for physician's fees ...
By September of 1862 a Confederate paper dollar was worth fifty cents in gold ; by August of 1863 , twelve Confederate dollars were exchanged for a dollar of real money ; and a year later the ratio was twenty to one - in other words ...
Fortunes in Bonds 275 million dollars a week . Men who were experienced in financial affairs were astonished to learn that the country contained so much ready money . There was a tremendous profit to be made at the expense of the ...
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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
OBSESSIONS AND FANTASIES
THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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