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The conquest of nature acquired a romanticism that is equaled only , in our day , by the golden aura which surrounds the gospel of commercial success . Yet , strong as was this passion for nature , it was destined soon to pass away .
The trouble with McClellan was that , although he knew all about soldiering , he was not made by nature to be a soldier . He knew how to organize armies , how to make friends with his men and how to plan campaigns , but he could not win ...
It was too much for human nature to bear — at any rate , it was too much for the nature of husky stevedores to bear . On Monday morning before ten o'clock bullets were whistling down Third Avenue and the conscription office at 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
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