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‘A dark and buried chapter’ of history revived at Confederates Rest

The great American tragedy is that half of what Grant gained at Appomattox was lost when he left office in 1877. Perhaps not even Lincoln could have reconciled Southern whites with their former slaves In the midst of Gorbachev’s glasnost, Russians … Continue reading

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U.S. Grant, U.S. healer

The Stately Manor Reading Circle is currently engrossed in Ron Chernow’s biography of U.S. Grant, soon to be a smash-hit Broadway play. Well, why not? Our admiration for this general and under-estimated president and truly decent human being has only … Continue reading

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