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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Other items are : Twenty dollars a year for clothing , fifteen dollars for corn , tobacco and molasses , fifteen dollars for tools and repairs ( these slaves worked on a railroad and needed tools ) , one dollar for physician's fees ...
By September of 1862 a Confederate paper dollar was worth fifty cents in gold ; by August of 1863 , twelve Confederate dollars were exchanged for a dollar of real money ; and a year later the ratio was twenty to one - in other words ...
Rifles manufactured at government arsenals cost only nine dollars apiece , but the same type of weapon , sold by contractors to the army , cost the government twenty dollars . Tin canteens , which could be bought by anybody for thirty ...
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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
OBSESSIONS AND FANTASIES
THE UNWILLING SOLDIER
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