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with him , had ceased to be a trade and had become a business . Here we have the elements of financial success . Jesse Grant might have become the Leather King of Ohio or something else equally admirable if it had not been for his ...
He was through with nicknames — to drop “ Useless ” and become “ Hug ” would never do — so the tacks had to be pulled out . Ulysses left with mingled joy and reluctance . He had no desire to become a soldier , but he was cheered by the ...
Near the close of his life , after he had become West Point's most distinguished son , he wrote that when he entered the Academy he had little hope of ever getting through the course ; and he had expected , if he did graduate ...
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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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