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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The effect of this policy was to scatter their forces , and they were beaten in detail , and everywhere . Jefferson Davis was a cautious man , fearful of defeat , and afraid to take large risks . Caution is excellent in its place ...
With this force he should have been able to beat Grant , who brought at first only 30,000 men across the river . Grant was on the eastern bank more than a week before his force equaled that of the Confederates opposing him .
The Union forces might have gone ahead like a steam - roller and smashed Beauregard , but they didn't . ... wrote down their observations , and did everything they could think of except attack Beauregard in force .
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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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