Desire Drives Dedication, Determination by Harvey MacKay*

A young college graduate, determined to find a position with a reputable company, began seeking interviews. Although she faced continual rejection, her persevering talent kept her goals in mind. One busy personnel manager, flooded with applications, suggested the hopeful applicant check back in 10 years. “No problem,” said the young woman. “Would a morning or …

Grant at Shiloh: The Will of the Commander*

160 years ago today, April 6, 1862, at the end of the first day of fighting at the Battle of Shiloh, Brig. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had lost his will to fight. The other subordinate commanders were organizing for retreat. Sherman found Grant near Pittsburg Landing, huddled there, his sodden collar turned up in a futile attempt to ward off the rain, his saturated slouch hat pulled down over his head...