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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For example , a gentleman might buy negroes from a slavetrader , or sell them to him , but the slave - trader himself was looked upon as a social pariah . The subject of slave - trading was tabooed in polite society .
Standing in the valley , and looking up at these towering hills , one cannot help being astonished at the audacity ... The blue swarms of men climbing the slopes looked , in the distance , like animated dolls ; and the bursting shells ...
Ward looked closely after the General . Every morning he would put twenty - five excellent Havana cigars on the General's desk ; and during the day he was always going in and out of the General's office , watching his callers ...
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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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