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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    Great book about a great general!!!! Grant Savior of the Union

    Great book about a great general!!!!

    Grant Savior of the Union By Mitchell Yockelson

    I have read all of the books from The General Series.Each one is special to me due to historical importance,being the big fan of history that I’am.Mitchell Yockelson digs deep into this man and his personal life as well as a decorated career.The writer takes you on a journey from his early days to his milatary career all the way to the white house and his final days.Anyone who loves history will enjoy this book and any Civil War fans will also enjoy this fine piece of writing.I recommend this book to anyone who loves history!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2012

    I received a copy of GRANT: SAVIOR OF THE UNION by Mitchell Yock

    I received a copy of GRANT: SAVIOR OF THE UNION by Mitchell Yockelson, from Thomas Nelson via BookSneeze. It is part of The Generals, a series about powerful Christian leaders. As soon as I got it, my dad and uncle both requested to borrow it when I finished. My mom also asked to read it, so it isn’t just a “boy” book.

    Prior to reading, I had known only a little about Ulysses S. Grant: a Civil War General who fought for the Union with great success and later became a United States President. This biography makes him out to be so much more. Yes, he did fight for President Abraham Lincoln, but he was also an ordinary man, who loved fishing and his family. Spread out over sixteen chapters, the reader gets to experience Grant’s struggles with him. I would have liked to learn more about his home life and childhood, though – these topics were rushed. The biography focuses more on his part in the Civil War. It is written in a simple way for anyone to enjoy, making it a fast read. It will especially appeal to Civil War buffs and past war enthusiasts.

    I recommend this to history fans, as well as Christian readers who are looking for a role model. Despite his faults, Ulysses S. Grant is someone to look up to; this biography proves why.

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  • Posted July 15, 2012

    Being a history nut and a former history teacher this book attra

    Being a history nut and a former history teacher this book attracted me. Grant is well written in a way that a non history buff would enjoy it and find it easy to follow. Yockelson is an excellent writer and has done his research for his writing. It is fun to read his stuff. He follows Grant throughout his life; the high points and low points. Yockelson doesn’t bog you down with excess details but gives you the facts with just enough details to keep you wanting more. Grant is followed from his youth throughout his presidency. The Civil War days are covered in a way that is very interesting.

    I highly recommend this book for anyone who is interested in biographies of great leaders or just likes history. Grant will appeal to a variety of readers.

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  • Posted July 13, 2012

    "Grant" is yet another installment in "The Genera

    "Grant" is yet another installment in "The Generals" series of books, written by Mitchell Yockelson. What I absolutely love about this series of books is the wide angle that the writers use - examining not only the military career of the chosen general, but their personal life and accomplishments as well. "Grant" is no exception to this pattern. This book begins with the early life of Ulysses S. Grant, which really shows the reader a more personal side of someone who is so celebrated for military achievements. I loved that this book really allows you to connect with Grant in a completely different way. Nearly everyone knows of Grant's success in the United States military, but did you know that he hated to hunt in his younger years? Or that he enjoyed swimming? Creating this personal, very human element in the biography of Grant really creates a connection with the reader. I thought this book was very well written, completely accurate, and even entertaining! I would highly recommend this book to any history lover in your life - I give this read 5/5!

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

    It has been one hundred and fifty years since the Civil War and

    It has been one hundred and fifty years since the Civil War and Ulysses S. Grant is still considered one of the greatest officers of the United States Army. He didn't want to be a soldier but when his father submitted an application to West Point for his son, Grant reluctantly attended. Grant served in the Mexican War and distinguished himself in combat. He continued to serve until shortly after he married. Grant wanted to be with his family so he resigned.

    He spent years trying to make a living in several different careers but when the country split apart in 1861 and war between the northern and southern states erupted, Grant knew he needed to serve his country. He believed it was his duty to do so. When he was unable to secure a commission with the regular army because of unproven rumours that he was a heavy drinker, he signed up with the Illinois volunteer army. Grant was a natural leader and rose quickly to Commander of the Union Army.

    After the war, Grant became the eighteenth president of the United States, serving two terms. Even though he wasn't a politician he was able to do fairly well especially in the areas of Reconstruction.

    When Grant was diagnosed with throat cancer he rushed to complete his memoirs. His two-volume memoirs were completed days before he died and were published posthumously in 1885. They are considered to be the greatest work of the genre and through them his military contributions remain with us always.

    I have reviewed several books now for Thomas Nelson Publishers. Grant: Savior of the Union by Mitchell Yockelson is the second I've read in The Generals series. It has a great deal of good information to share and it is an interesting read but the writing is stilted and there is a lack of connection between Grant and the reader. I do recommend this book but perhaps not with both thumbs up.

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  • Posted July 3, 2012

    "Grant" by Mitchell Yockelson is one of the books in &

    "Grant" by Mitchell Yockelson is one of the books in "The Generals" series. This particular book follows the life of Ulysses S. Grant, and it absolutely fascinating. This book begins with his early years, showing us what a young Ulysses would have looked like. The book follows Grant through his training at West Point, as well as the earlier years of his career. The book chronicles Grant's battles of the Civil War in a way that makes you feel as if you are watching it happen. From Belmont to Shiloh, to Vicksburg we see Ulysses S. Grant forge ahead in battle. What I really loved about this book was that it gives insight into the life of one of the most famous generals, and this book really gives him more of a human element, rather than thinking of him solely as a soldier. I thought this book was very interesting, and I would highly recommend it to anyone who has an interest in history - great writing coupled with a very interesting man.

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    Posted October 8, 2012

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