Meet General Grant
Amerikansk historie, USA's historie, amerikansk biografi om General Ulysses S. Grant, 1822-1889, som først havde en militær karriere, bl.a. i Mexican War, og blev en berømt general i Nordstatshæren, Union Army, under den Amerikanske Borgerkrig, 1861-1865, og senere endte som amerikansk president. Beskriver hans liv, levnedsløb og militære og politiske karriere. Udkom i 1928.
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Hears of West Point 33 One day his father said to him , “ Ulysses , you'll have to go into the beam - room and help me to - day . ” It appears that there was a shortage of workmen at the time . Ulysses said nothing at first , but as he ...
35 Ulysses was sent again to school to prepare for West Point —this time to another " Institute " at Ripley , which is only ten miles from Georgetown . His career there was as blank as it was at Maysville . He says in the Memoirs : “ I ...
3 The Polk administration endeavored for months to irritate the Mexicans to the point of beginning hostilities , but without success until April , 1846. In March Taylor was ordered to advance across the Nueces strip to the Rio Grande .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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