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Soldiers come through some indistinguishable door in the wall , bringing poles which they hold up horizontally at graduated levels . Now a cadet , entering on horseback , canters about the oval and turns his horse in graceful pirouettes ...
The soldiers raise the pole even higher , but Grant and his horse go over it . At last , covered with dust and sweat , they leave the ring . Cadet Grant never turns back , never smiles and never meets the admiring ladies .
He said that he heard much about Grant among the soldiers and little to his credit . " No respect is felt for him , and no confidence is felt in him ; and his conduct was the one topic of discussion around campfires .
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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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