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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This was in the summer of 1852. The contractor who was expected to furnish mules at the railway's end could not get them . He threw up his contract , and the regiment without means of transportation ...
Within a week he had scraped off the regiment's hard crust , and found that there was nothing underneath but a lot of good - natured farm youths , full of high spirits and a little rough . He began to enforce discipline , and camp life ...
For weeks Grant's regiment wandered over the harsh Missouri roads , looking for vanishing Confederates and never finding any . Much shoe leather was worn out , but the experience did the regiment a lot of good . It helped Grant , too .
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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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