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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The fact is that he possessed absolutely no native talent for soldiering — and he did not like the military profession . The molding force of West Point had to struggle here with raw material that was not adapted to its processes ...
... Congress went about quietly to find out what military treatises were in the great general's library , so as to avoid duplication . Thus the donors learned , to their astonishment , that he did not own a military book of any kind .
I In the meantime , the governor was distributing military commissions right and left to men who knew nothing whatever about army organization . These untrained officers got in the habit of coming to Grant and asking him what to do .
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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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