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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. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president. andlt;BRandgt; In this comprehensive 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 in 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.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Jean Edward Smithandlt;/Bandgt; is the author of numerous works of history and biography, including biographies of John Marshall and Lucius D. Clay. He taught political science at the University of Toronto for more than thirty years and is currently the John Marshall Professor of Political Science at Marshall University.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

ONE The Early Years

TWO Mexico

THREE Resignation

FOUR War

FIVE "Unconditional Surrender"

SIX Shiloh

SEVEN Vicksburg

EIGHT Chattanooga

NINE General in Chief

TEN The Wilderness

ELEVEN Grant and Lee

TWELVE Appomattox

THIRTEEN Reconstruction

FOURTEEN Let Us Have Peace

FIFTEEN Grant in the White House

SIXTEEN Diplomacy

SEVENTEEN Great White Father

EIGHTEEN Reconstruction Revisited

NINETEEN The Gilded Age

TWENTY Taps

Notes

Bibliography

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684849270
Author:
Smith, Jean Edward
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Generals
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Generals -- United States.
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
#801
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
approx 40 photos
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 29.855 oz

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