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 fact is that he possessed absolutely no native talent for soldiering — and he did not like the military profession . The molding force of West Point had to struggle here with raw material that was not adapted to its processes ...
Thus the donors learned , to their astonishment , that he did not own a military book of any kind . And he says himself : ... Some of our generals failed because they worked out everything by rule .
In the meantime , the governor was distributing military commissions right and left to men who knew nothing whatever about army organization . These untrained officers got in the habit of coming to Grant and asking him what to do .
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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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