By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
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If Ulysses Grant was the prototypical Dwight Eisenhower, and if William T. Sherman foreshadowed Omar Bradley, then it is not too much of a stretch to call Philip Sheridan the George Patton of the Union armies of the Civil War -- minus the ego-driven tantrums.
In 1766 there was an estimated population of 2.5 million people in the 13 British Colonies in America. If you remove the women and children and then the Tories with their women and children, you had no more than half a million males, most of whom were semiliterate agriculturists. A small group of well-educated lawyers and occasional government officials helped hold the country together, and from that group came the men we know as the Founding Fathers.
In 1841, Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle wrote about the Great Man Theory in his book, "On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History." He believed that the "history of the world is but the biography of great men," and "the Great Man was always as lightning out of Heaven; the rest of men waited for him like fuel, and then they too would flame."
In the introduction to his exhaustive biography of New Orleans literary legend and posthumous Pulitzer Prize winner John Kennedy Toole, Cory MacLauchlin considers the question of whether John Kennedy Toole is a modernist or a Southern writer.
In 1956, Jack Kerouac burst upon the national literary scene with the publication of "On the Road," his paean to the concept of finding one's true self through travel and adventure. It wasn't his first published novel. That was "The Town and the City," which had come out six years earlier, but not to anywhere near the acclaim of "On the Road," which went on to become a cultural landmark.
Let us now praise Buddy Guy: six Grammy awards, Billboard magazine's Century Award, membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Blues Foundation's Keeping the Blues Alive Award. And he owns a Chicago blues club.
The "Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant," covering Grant's years as commanding general of the Union Army during the Civil War and his two-term presidency, has been justifiably acclaimed as one of the best books of its genre, on a par with Julius Caesar's "Commentaries." The back story of the memoirs - a cancer-stricken man writing to stave off financial ruin for his wife - makes his work even more compelling. It is this story that drives Charles Bracelen Flood's "Grant's Final Victory."
Ah George, we hardly knew ye. It is fitting to apply this old Irish anti-warlament to the late, great George Carlin, the comedian's comedian who began as a "regular" stand-up and ended as something very different ... and a recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
Tanking for draft position?