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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One of these was the hauling of passengers from Georgetown to the steamboat landing on the Ohio river , ten miles away . He was engaged in that , at times , before he had reached the age of eleven . And he drove a team forty miles to ...
Right here at the border line of Kentucky and Tennessee , " he continued , " these rivers , running northward and parallel to each other , are only twelve miles apart . On the Tennessee river at this spot the enemy has Fort Henry - and ...
Batteries placed on this elevation commanded the river for miles in each direction when the Confederates had finished their fortifications in the spring of 1863 . The place was impregnable to any attack that could be made by way of the ...
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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
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