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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An Englishman who lived at the Spottswood Hotel in Richmond in 1864 wrote that he was paying twenty dollars a day ... had never lived so inexpensively in his life , as the cost of his living was equal to only three shillings daily in ...
He lived up to the high ideals of his race . He had the feeling of noblesse oblige — the sense that great authority implies great responsibilities and great humility . At his headquarters table during the Civil War meat was served only ...
He was a strict constructionist ; he lived by the letter of the Constitution as conscientiously as the priests in Solomon's temple lived by the Mosaic law ; and under the Constitution the granting of the suffrage was a privilege ...
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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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