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Of course , the idea of preserving the Union , there was that ... but would men fight for such a cloudy abstraction ? ... In this , as in all wars , most of the actual fighting was done by poor people who had nothing at stake and who ...
In wording , it expressed political philosophy as well as enthusiasm : We are a band of brothers , and native to the soil , Fighting for the property we gained by honest toil ; And when our rights were threatened , the cry rose near and ...
Although he owned no slaves , and would never have the means to buy any , he was expected to fight for slavery and independence . and man is such a fighting animal by nature , that many thousands of these men , who had nothing whatever ...
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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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