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Thread #55326 Message #866118
Posted By: Kim C
13-Jan-03 - 03:10 PM
Thread Name: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Subject: RE: Review: Unique Civil War Biography
Jed, I am still looking, if I find anything I will give you a holler.
Grant the Civilian was simply Too Nice of a Guy. He trusted too many people and because of it, he lost a lot of money personally, and his presidential administration was dirty. Everybody loves a war hero, but they don't always make the best presidents.
Something about him that I find personally endearing is that he didn't want his wife, Julia, to have her crossed eye corrected. He said he liked her exactly as she was. :-)