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Grant
by Jean Edward Smith


Overview - Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most paradoxical figures in American history. During his lifetime, he careened from poverty to riches, triumph to failure, humiliation to glorification. History has come to regard him as a brilliant general but a failed president.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ulysses S. Grant is one of the most paradoxical figures in American history. During his lifetime, he careened from poverty to riches, triumph to failure, humiliation to glorification. History has come to regard him as a brilliant general but a failed president. In this magnificent biography, Jean Edward Smith skillfully reconciles the disparate, conflicting assessments of Grant.

In describing the revolutionary strategies Grant employed as commander of the Union forces, Smith lays to rest the myth that he was a brutal, uncaring general. In a re-evaluation of Grant's two terms as president, Smith focuses on his unstinting and mostly successful efforts to fulfill Lincoln's vision of a post-Civil War America, including restoring stability to a war-ravaged country and enforcing the rights of new African American citizens.

Emphasizing Grant's integrity and indomitable will in the face of adversity, Smith not only confirms his genius as a general, but convincingly shows that his presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780684849270
  • ISBN-10: 0684849275
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: April 2002
  • Page Count: 781
  • Dimensions: 9.14 x 6.17 x 1.38 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.92 pounds


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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State
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