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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Pride and honesty went hand in hand . Men who are living up to great traditions do not stoop to theft and lying , nor to shifty financial dealings . The lofty though somewhat quixotic sense of honor among the ruling class was carried ...
He fought Pemberton with his left hand and defeated him , while with his right hand he struck at Johnston and drove him out of the state capital . Then he turned to face Pemberton again , but the Confederate commander had retired behind ...
As soon as it was quiet enough for a fog - horn to be heard , Governor Yates raised his hand . “ See that hand , ” he declaimed in a fog - horn manner . “ That very hand signed the commission of Ulysses S. Grant as a colonel , and it ...
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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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