Books: Anti-climax

MEET GENERAL GRANT—W. E. Woodward—Liveright ($5.00).

The Man. Gruff soldier with heart of gold and will of iron, brilliant in strategy, steadfast in courage—nothing dandified in his uniform, nothing lily-livered in his perpetual cigar, nothing watered about his liquor—such is, and will be, the popular impression of victorious U. S. Grant, modern biographers to the contrary.

To begin with, his name was not even the U. S. Grant of fame and fancy, but Hiram Ulysses Grant—the initials proudly etched in brass tacks on the trunk he was to take on his unwilling way to West...

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