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It was a land of calloused hands , of lean and muscular men , of canvas - covered wagons with dry mud flaking from their wheels , of shotguns and hunting dogs , of silent women bending over the fires of cooking , with the smoke blowing ...
Texas bonds and land scrip appeared miraculously in thousands of pockets . Charles and Mary Beard say , in their Rise of American Civilization : In New York City , for example , three land companies , organized to buy claims of doubtful ...
Colonel Dent let his son - in - law have eighty acres of land near St. Louis , and Grant's career as a Missouri farmer began . It was a rather discouraging start . He called his farm “ Hardscrabble , ” in anticipation of the hard times ...
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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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