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.
- 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