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A victor, not a butcher : Ulysses S. Grant's overlooked military genius

Author: Edward H Bonekemper
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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Ulysses S. Grant is often dismissed as a simple butcher of his troops. In fact, Grant was an inspired military leader with a genius for issuing lucid order, maneuvering his troops adroitly, and making excellent use of his staff ... This [volume] explores the paradoxes of Grant's early life and deals forthrightly with his struggles in civilian life - particularly the allegations of alcoholism and other factors that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Edward H Bonekemper
OCLC Number: 56562886
Notes: Originally published: Washington, DC : Regnery Pub., ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The greatest Civil War general --
Living a troubled life --
1861: seeking a chance to fight --
Winter 1862: capturing Forts Henry and Donelson --
Spring 1862: salvaging a victory at Shiloh --
1862-3: Surviving frustration upon frustration --
May-July 1863: vanquishing Vicksburg --
Autumn 1863: saving Chattanooga --
Early 1864: planning a national campaign --
Summer 1864: Attacking Lee's Army --
1864-5: Tightening the noose --
Early 1865: winning the war --
Grant's winning characteristics --
Appendix I: Historians' treatment of Grant --
Appendix II: Casualties in Grant's battles and campaigns --
Appendix III: The critical election of 1864: how close was it?
Responsibility: Edward H. Bonekemper, III.

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Ulysses S. Grant is often dismissed as a simple butcher of his troops. In fact, Grant was an inspired military leader with a genius for issuing lucid order, maneuvering his troops adroitly, and making excellent use of his staff ... This [volume] explores the paradoxes of Grant's early life and deals forthrightly with his struggles in civilian life - particularly the allegations of alcoholism and other factors that led his contemporaries (as well as historians of later generations) to underestimate him.-Dust jacket.

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