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For more information, please contact the Special Markets Department at the Perseus Books Group, 2300 Chestnut Street, Suite 200, Philadelphia, PA 19103, or call (800) 810-4145, ext. com. 2 4 6 8 10 9 7 5 3 1 FOR BIRD, WHO GAVE ME THE IDEA CONTENTS List of Maps Preface Introduction: Icons 1 Sons and Fathers 2 School of the Soldier 3 Fighting on the Same Side 4 Times of Trial 5 A Crisis Made for Them 6 “What Has Become of Gen. ” 16 Meeting Again 17 Grant and Lee in 1868 18 The Last Meeting Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index MAPS 1.

Like favorite fairy tales that children beg to hear again and again, they give us portraits as we want them to be: familiar, comfortable, and unchallenging. Some are hardly flattering. Grant the butcher. Grant the drunkard. Grant the corrupt. Yet there is also Grant the magnanimous. Grant the peacemaker. Lee has fared better in mythology, even at the hands of his onetime enemies. ” Lee the champion of reconciliation. For more than a century our eyes have teared at the oft-told tale of him, when president of Washington College after the war, threatening an instructor with dismissal if he spoke again disparagingly of General Grant—the great Confederate chieftain, still gallant in defeat, demanding respect for a noble and magnanimous victor.

80 Meanwhile, Benjamin Hallowell and a partner announced their intent to open a boarding school in Alexandria to teach spelling, reading, writing, grammar, and geography, as well as arithmetic and several branches of math and their application to principles of natural science and chemistry. 83 A trickle of students commenced in January 1825 with Cassius Lee. Then in February Robert E. 85 Best of all was Hallowell himself. 87 Hallowell also advocated opinions that mixed well with those of many of the Lees.

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