Results 1-3 of 24
Mr. Sumner , champion of the abolitionists in the Senate , had a scholarly manner and a vitriolic tongue . He wrapped vituperation in ... two of the Senate's time in a verbal castigation of the aged Senator Butler , of South Carolina .
His trial before the Senate began on March 30 , 1868 . It was the first time in our history that a President had been brought before the bar of the Senate on charges of impeachment , and the nation almost held its breath in the thrill ...
Grant wanted Sumner removed from his place as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee , and he spoke to a number of senators about it , unofficially . The Senate stood ready to support the administration in most measures of public ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pjsullivan - LibraryThing
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
28 other sections not shown