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 fresh bundle of switches was brought in every morning , and by the close of the day the switches were usually worn out . These beatings do not appear to have caused any rancor in the heart of Ulysses ; or he may have had a tough skin ...
Long before the Civil War the downward pull of economic forces had brought them almost to the negro's level . The mechanics , carpenters , bricklayers and other working men of the towns were hardly any better off than the poor white ...
Before sundown one of the Union outposts had a sharp fight with a small body of the enemy , and some prisoners were brought in . A wounded Confederate said that the whole of Johnston's army had come up . All this was reported to Sherman ...
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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
CHAPTER PAGE I MEN AND HORSES
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