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At the close of the first year he ranked forty - ninth in French in a class of sixty members , but in mathematics he stood sixteenth . In the second year he held the tenth place in mathematics among the fifty - three men remaining in ...
It is indeed a disconcerting sound , but Grant stood it without flinching . He said later that he had been too busy to be afraid . The Mexicans were badly beaten at Palo Alto , and retreated during the night to Resaca de la Palma — a ...
A fleet of Union gunboats was in the river above it , ready to descend , and Halleck's army stood at Corinth in its rear . Under these conditions it was certain that Memphis would be lost to the Confederacy in a few weeks .
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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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