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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A virile name is Hiram , devoid of sweetness , and carrying a sense of muscular strength . No doubt it was hoped by the hard - handed tree - choppers of the family that Ulysses would fade into the obscurity of an anonymous middle ...
It was merely an exhibition of common sense , but common sense is a quality that is so seldom used in warfare that it attracts immediate attention whenever it appears . A church with a broad , square steeple stood just outside the walls ...
Grant's Common Sense 203 he had the vision to see the war in its larger and simpler aspects . | In his mind the successful conduct of the war implied only two modes of action . One was to defeat the Confederate armies , and the other ...
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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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