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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During the days fight I scarsely thought of the probability of being touched myself ( although 9 lb. shots were whistling all round ) until near the close of the evening a shot struck the ranks a little ways in front of me and nocked ...
Although he owned no slaves , and would never have the means to buy any , he was expected to fight for slavery and independence . . . and man is such a fighting animal by nature , that many thousands of these men , who had nothing ...
I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer " became as popular as " I propose to move immediately upon your works . " When the ghastly tale of casualties spread through the North the public took heart from Grant's ...
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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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