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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Freezing Armies 219 It began to snow on the 14th . By nightfall the sleet was falling so thickly that it was not possible to recognize a man at a distance of ten feet . The thermometer touched ten degrees below zero during the night .
It began on May 5 , 1864 , when the Army of the Potomac crossed the Rapidan and encountered Lee ; it ended , properly speaking , six weeks later , when Grant moved his army to the south side of the James and appeared before the ...
He had placed himself with precise certainty among the lions , yet while the echoes of Sherman's musketry were still in the air he began to behave like a lamb . On May 29th he issued a proclamation of general amnesty in which he ...
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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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