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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Planters from the Carolinas carried small armies of slaves to the rich young lands of Mississippi . Slavery ran like a tidal wave across the Gulf states . Whitney's invention was the most momentous achievement of a single individual ...
They carried innumerable mascots - eagles , goats , dogs , and so on , as well as all sorts of flags . The Confederate troops were particularly joyous . The volunteer companies gave their organizations such fierce names as “ Tigers ...
Their operations were carried on so quietly that even their own brokers did not know what they were trying to do ... Corbin had to be taken care of , and a million dollars ' worth of contracts was bought for him , and carried by Gould .
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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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GRANT FALLS IN LOVE
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