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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They were good troops , but too few in number for a decisive invasion of Mexico . Besides , the two countries were still at peace with one another . President Polk could not call for volunteers until a state of war existed , and the ...
The Confederate troops were particularly joyous . The volunteer companies gave their organizations such fierce names as " Tigers , " " Wild Cats , " " Lions , " and " Scorpions , " and for the first few months these rowdy aggregations ...
Porter was about to blow up his boats and try to escape when Sherman's troops arrived unexpectedly on the squashy banks of the creek . They drove off the Confederates , but it took three days to raise the trees from the stream so 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
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