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He was continually doing and saying things because these were the things to do at the time , although they were not in accord with his inner life . The fact that he detested war — and especially the Mexican War - did not prevent him ...
In the center of things sat Jefferson Davis , President of the Confederate States , “ a slight , light figure , little exceeding middle height , ” holding himself erect and straight in his chair . “ He was dressed in a rustic suit of ...
I think one of the strangest things about him is that he did not accumulate a fortune , for surely many closely veiled bribes in the form of sound and profitable investments must have been offered to him . Ames tried to justify himself ...
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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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