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Porter says that in the outburst which followed he realized for the first time that Grant had a temper . It is too bad , for history's sake , that he does not state exactly what his commander's words were , but he does say that there ...
A cavalry instructor , looking like a cross between a circus ringmaster and Prince Murat , stands in the middle of the hall and tries to say something that can be heard above the noise of the band . But to no avail ; his speech makes ...
Grant says “ I was cut short as if my plan was preposterous . ” His interview with Halleck lasted about ten minutes , and left him depressed and uncertain of himself . He spent the rest of his day or two in St. Louis in looking up his ...
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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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