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6 The commandant of cadets during Grant's years at the Academy was C. F. Smith , who was ( I believe ) a captain at that time . Smith was a soldier of great ability . He had a passionate liking for the science of war , and he knew as ...
But it is entirely plausible to believe that his bitter distaste for the military life started him in the drinking habit . We shall not understand his character at all unless we conceive him constantly as a pacifist .
I don't think he did ; I do not believe that the idea of going back across the river ever occurred to him as a possible His character was extremely obstinate , and there was his superstition against turning back . I do not believe he ...
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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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