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 officers talked about Clay , Webster and Calhoun , and the debates in Congress ; about Indians and Mexicans and ... when he was in uncongenial company , but when he had sympathetic people about him he would talk for hours on end .
He was not an eager student of large affairs , nor the kind of man who seizes a newspaper and , devouring its contents , talks about it all day . He had horses to talk about , and the doings at the post , and his reminiscences of the ...
... moved quickly towards Lovejoy , and with a gesture full of menace , exclaimed , in a voice of anger : " The gentleman from Illinois shall not approach this side of the House , shaking his fists and talking in the way he has talked .
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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
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