Books: Yankee Hero

ULYSSES S. GRANT—Robert R. McCormick—Appleton-Century ($5).

"The truth is I am more of a farmer than a soldier. I take little or no interest in military affairs. I never went into the army without regret and I never retired without pleasure." Thus, to a shocked German Crown Prince, spoke the great General Grant, full fed on victories and honors. Biographer McCormick quotes his hero's unheroic remark with Yankee pride, proceeds to argue that Grant was the greatest soldier of them all. Grant's military genius, thinks the publisher of the Chicago Tribune, has never...

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