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After Appomattox , which was Grant's finest hour , he became a folk hero . Woodward's treatment of the unfolding of Reconstruction policy during Andrew Johnson's unhappy administration offers historical judgments that later research has ...
Cotton - growing , which became the backbone of the slave system in the half - century that preceded the Civil War , was a negligible industry in the 1790's . Before the invention of the cotton gin the task of separating one pound of ...
On the verge of heartbreak with homesickness and hatred of the army , his inner life slowly became a gray emptiness , like a rugged landscape covered with fog . Glibness of speech , combined with a sharp introspective egotism , might ...
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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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