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The country immediately adjacent to the City of Mexico consists chiefly of marshes which are spanned by causeways . These were easy to defend . It looked for a time as if the Molino Del Rey 95 place could not be taken without ...
For example , a gentleman might buy negroes from a slavetrader , or sell them to him , but the slave - trader himself was looked upon as a social pariah . The subject of slave - trading was tabooed in polite society .
Standing in the valley , and looking up at these towering hills , one cannot help being astonished at the audacity ... The blue swarms of men climbing the slopes looked , in the distance , like animated dolls ; and the bursting shells ...
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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
OBSESSIONS AND FANTASIES
THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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