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In 1821 Jesse Grant married Hannah Simpson , a freshfaced , vigorous country girl who lived in a neighboring settlement . Her family had come from Pennsylvania , and her father was prosperous , considering the limitations of the time .
An Englishman who lived at the Spottswood Hotel in Richmond in 1864 wrote that he was paying twenty dollars a day for his room and board , and that he had never lived so inexpensively in his life , as the cost of his living was equal to ...
He lived up to the high ideals of his race . He had the feeling of noblesse oblige — the sense that great authority implies great responsibilities and great humility . At his headquarters table during the Civil War meat was served only ...
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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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