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At the close of the Civil War , when the name of General Grant was like a word written in the skies , to be seen by all men , Ulysses came back to his father's cottage for a brief visit . His mother appeared , in her working apron ...
A fresh bundle of switches was brought in every morning , and by the close of the day the switches were usually worn out . These beatings do not appear to have caused any rancor in the heart of Ulysses ; or he may have had a tough skin ...
HE connection between the Southern people and Grant's career is so close that one thinks of it as a kind of mystic fatalism . He married a Southern woman ; a Louisiana general - Zachary Taylor — was his military ideal ; and he became ...
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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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