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 was a land of calloused hands , of lean and muscular men , of canvas - covered wagons with dry mud flaking from their wheels , of shotguns and hunting dogs , of silent women bending over the fires of cooking , with the smoke blowing ...
Texas bonds and land scrip appeared miraculously in thousands of pockets . Charles and Mary Beard say , in their Rise of American Civilization : In New York City , for example , three land companies , organized to buy claims of doubtful ...
How can you expect him to be a selfrespecting citizen , a man of honor and probity , if he hasn't a foot of land ? God's image in ebony . Precisely . It's our duty ; we owe something to this poor , down - trodden race .
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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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