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At every turn there are natural defensive positions of great strength . The country immediately adjacent to the City of Mexico consists chiefly of marshes which are spanned by causeways . These were easy to defend . It looked for a time ...
For example , a gentleman might buy negroes from a slavetrader , or sell them to him , but the slave - trader himself was looked upon as a social pariah . The subject of slave - trading was tabooed in polite society .
... Matthew Grant was born and who his father was and what was Priscilla's maiden name , when to my surprise he replied , ' I have had it looked up and privately printed , and I will give you a copy , ' which he did , and here it is .
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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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