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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This young man was wholesome , cheerful , and beefy . His mind was almost wholly untainted by scholarship . His manners were Southern and his ambitions were few and easily satisfied . All he wanted to do at West Point was to get through ...
The die - hards among the slavery party , led by the aged John C. Calhoun and the young Jefferson Davis , maintained that Congress had no right to prohibit slavery anywhere , under any circumstances ; that slaves were a species of ...
In the cool autumn months bevies of young girls , chaperoned by the wives of generals , fluttered through the cabins . They burst in on Meade , and had him bowing and scraping and asking anxiously for his young men : “ Colonel Lyman ...
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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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