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This young man wholesome , cheerful , and beefy . His mind was almost wholly untainted by scholarship . His manners were Southern and his ambitions were few and easily satisfied . All he wanted to do at West Point was to get through ...
In the family were five or six young people , among them a seventeen - year - old daughter named Julia , who had just finished her education at Professor Moreau's school in St. Louis . There she had been taught a little music , French ...
One may imagine Grant and Longstreet attempting feminine repartee with the fashionable young ladies who thronged about the bride . . . girls in billowing skirts , with unspoken thoughts in their eyes and a honeyed Southern drawl on ...
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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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