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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He made a commercial success of the bakery - a notable achievement , for it was the only success in business that he ever had in his life . “ I rented a bakery in the city , " he wrote . “ Hired bakers - Mexicans — bought fuel and ...
The most successful generals are primitive men , whose opinions on everything outside of war and soldiers are often — and , indeed ... They lack the knock - down energy , the heat , the obstinacy , that are necessary to success in war .
There were flaring advertisements in the newspapers , and — as a contemporary writer remarked— " every device that had been successful in patent medicine selling was used . ” The campaign was a phenomenal success .
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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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