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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Into his half - insane mind there came an idea that he might instigate single - handed a slave rebellion that would put an end to slavery and make John Brown himself one of the great heroes of history .
Rawlins and the others would systematically talk their ideas into it , for weeks , not directly ... In the end , he would announce the idea as his own , without seeming conscious of the discussion ; and would give the orders to carry it ...
The idea was to teach the ex - slaves the value of thrift . Deposits from one dollar up were thankfully received , all earning interest , little by little , and working while you sleep . The local agents of the Bureau mingled finance ...
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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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