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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... facing Grant at Vicksburg , another one in Mississippi under Johnston , besides a large number of men in forts and garrisons , yet the Confederate war department declared that Lee carried with him all the men who could be spared .
That would have made an extra session of Congress necessary in order to provide appropriations for carrying on the government . The Back Pay Grab , which would have cost the nation only a few hundred thousand dollars , caused almost as ...
He had found that his simplest decisions carried vast implications ; and that stinging criticism was often the reward of what he considered praiseworthy actions . Any man in public life needs a thick shell of indifference to what others ...
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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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