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All to no avail ; Ulysses held fast and won the money . “ Why , that pony is slick as an apple , ” was his only comment , as — covered with dust and blushes — he backed away from the crowd . Another adventure was with an unbroken horse ...
He went to Canada in 1858 and held a secret convention of about a dozen white followers and thirty - four negroes . This convention adopted a “ Provisional Constitution and Ordinance for the People of the United States .
He had long passed his prime , and had become a queer , crotchety man who held a mass of contradictory opinions that were continually at war with each other in his mind . He believed in a high tariff , and was so insistent about it that ...
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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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