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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Somehow during his early childhood he had acquired an extraordinary inhibition against turning back when he had once started anywhere . He would not retrace his steps , if he could avoid it , even in cases where a turning back would not ...
I have frequently started to go to places where I had never been and to which I did not know the way , depending upon making inquiries on the road , and if I got past the place without knowing it , instead of turning back , I would go ...
Missouri was counted on absolutely by the Confederates , but to their surprise the Union sentiment turned out to be too strong . The Kentuckians tried to play the impossible rôle of neutrals . The eleven states that formed 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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