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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It did not occur to the General that his name alone would have been worth a couple of million dollars to any legitimate financial concern . He did not think of that . After some reflection he said that he could raise one hundred ...
The editors of the Century Magazine tried to persuade him to write two or three articles on his war experiences — five hundred dollars an article — but he said flatly that he was not a writer , and that he wanted to forget the Civil War ...
Ward said that if the firm could raise three hundred thousand dollars as a loan and deposit it in the Marine Bank , everything would be straightened out . He thought the General might borrow one hundred and fifty thousand dollars some ...
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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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