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He commands thousands of them —they are a moving , dynamic power under his hand , like a horse beneath its rider . His name appears in the far - away capitals of Europe ; men are thinking of him ; the President of the United States ...
Grant decided to move his army to the south side of the James . He would then stand between Richmond and the states to the south . It would be Lee , instead of Grant , who would have to defend his line of supplies , for Grant could ...
331 were that the head of the column should move against it with the least possible delay after crossing the river . The Union forces might have gone ahead like a steam - roller and smashed Beauregard , but they didn't .
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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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