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 abolitionists now had a martyr to hold up before the unthinking , sentimental millions of the North . On the other hand , the South felt that its worst suspicions were founded in truth . Southerners , almost to a man , believed that ...
Meat and Bread 197 North in men and resources . Its immense self - sustaining territory was one of them . There was no vital point in the Confederate system ; it had no heart ; there was no place to thrust a fatal dagger .
Their secession leaders had told them that the population of the North was composed of blackguards and scoundrels . The people's belief in these assertions was rather half - hearted until Sherman appeared ; then they felt convinced that ...
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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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