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 was considered a " has - been , " a man who had had his chance at West Point and in the army , and had failed . Now , in February , 1862 , he is a major - general with the most brilliant victory of the year - old war to his credit .
Judged by this standard Lee must certainly be considered a captain of the first rank . $ 4 After the slaughter of June 3rd even the stubborn Grant concluded that Lee's position at Cold Harbor was impregnable . There could be no sense in ...
Among the well - balanced men of the time this fit of childish petulance on Grant's part was considered a poor beginning for an administration that was to be based on the formula of " Let us have peace . " § 5 Next morning the General ...
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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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