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Bob Bestler

Book reveals a lot of what we didn’t know about Ulysses S. Grant

The scrupulously researched book, “Grant,” by Ron Chernow, catalogs the long-understood genius of Grant’s military skills, then sets the record straight regarding the much-less-understood two terms he served as president – years too often viewed as corrupt and incompetent, led by a chronic loser and an alcoholic to boot.

Walter Wysk Hosts Asian Exchange Students

Walter Wysk is hosting two 16-year-old exchange students. Yu-Kuei "Arthur" Chen , of Taiwan (right) and Wasawat (Pooh) Wongcharatrawee of Thailand.
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