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Author: Jean Edward Smith
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on engaging and defeating the Confederate armies in the field, and he  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Smith, Jean Edward.
Grant.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001
(OCoLC)606505937
Online version:
Smith, Jean Edward.
Grant.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001
(OCoLC)608193956
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Edward Smith
ISBN: 0684849267 9780684849263
OCLC Number: 45387618
Description: 781 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Early years --
Mexico --
Resignation --
War --
Unconditional surrender --
Shiloh --
Vicksburg --
Chattanooga --
General in chief --
Wilderness --
Grant and Lee --
Appomattox --
Reconstruction --
Let us have peace --
Grant in the White House --
Diplomacy --
Great white father --
Reconstruction revisited --
Gilded age --
Taps --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Jean Edward Smith.
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"Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on engaging and defeating the Confederate armies in the field, and he pursued that strategy relentlessly. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. He tried to carry out the policies of Abraham Lincoln, the man he admired above all others, and to a considerable degree he succeeded. Yet today, Grant is rememebered as a brilliant general but a failed president." "In this biography, Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments of Grant's life. He argues convincingly that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Following the turmoil of Andrew Johnson's administration, Grant guided the nation through the post-Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction of the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House."--Jacket.

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James M. McPhersonPulitzer Prize-winning author of "Battle Cry of Freedom"In the ongoing positive reevaluation of Grant's career, this is the best full-scale biography to have appeared. Instead of Read more...

 
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