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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As early as May , 1861 , he sent to President Lincoln , through Governor Yates , a suggestion that the main attack on the Confederacy should be along the line of the Mississippi . This piece of ordinary common sense did not find much ...
But in the early fall Grant sent General Hunter --and , after him , General Sheridan - to raid the Shenandoah granary . They made a thoroughly heartless job of it , burning everything in sight , homes of non - combatants , bridges ...
Thereupon Badeau sent a telegram to Sir John Cowell , Master of the Queen's Household , whom he had known for some time , in which he said : Personal and confidential to yourself . I would not , of course , make such a suggestion ...
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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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