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Grant's Political Ideas 115 exactly clear why the Southern states expressed such indignation . In 1850 only 1,011 slaves ran away to the North , and ten years later , in 1860 , the number had diminished to 803.
5 Grant did not bother himself with political questions in these early months of peace . In later years he floundered in politics like a poor swimmer in rough water , but not in 1865 . That year , so noisy with political dissension ...
Grant's Apology 455 only occasion in his political life where he made this admission . He said : It was my fortune , or misfortune , to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training .
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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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