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He had no influence with those at the top - no pull or power of persuasion — yet , at the end of the four years ' struggle , he had risen to the first place in the nation's military establish- ment . His remarkable rise was the result ...
The fact is that he possessed absolutely no native talent for soldiering - and he did not like the military profession . The molding force of West Point had to struggle here with raw material that was not adapted to its processes ...
When Congress met in Decem- ber , 1866 , Thaddeus Stevens introduced a bill providing for military government in all the Southern states , except Ten- nessee . The unrepressed activities of the Ku - Klux was one of the arguments behind ...
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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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