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The Resource Grant, Jean Edward Smith

Grant, Jean Edward Smith

Label
Grant
Title
Grant
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Arguing that Grant has been underrated by historians, the author seeks to correct the record with this new assessment of the celebrated Civil War general and Reconstruction-era president
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
  • ALA Notable Book, 2002.
Biography type
individual biography
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155512
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.8/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E672
LC item number
.S627 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
Grant, Jean Edward Smith
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 707-745) and index
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
Control code
1394229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
781 p.
Isbn
9780684849263
Lccn
00053794
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45387618
  • (OCoLC)45387618
Label
Grant, Jean Edward Smith
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 707-745) and index
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
Control code
1394229
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
781 p.
Isbn
9780684849263
Lccn
00053794
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm45387618
  • (OCoLC)45387618

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