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Of course , the idea of preserving the Union , there was that ... but would men fight for such a cloudy abstraction ? Could the uncouth Lincoln drag a whole nation into war on such a flimsy pretext ? In this , as in all wars , most of ...
Rawlins and the others would systematically talk their ideas into it , for weeks , not directly ... In the end , he would announce the idea as his own , without seeming conscious of the discussion ; and would give the orders to carry it ...
Good idea . A secret society for amusement , with pass - words and ear - wriggling signs . Before they parted at midnight they had organized the Ku - Klux Klan . They decided to wear sheets over their heads as a disguise_long , flowing ...
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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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