Presents the lives and military careers of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, the two generals who led the fighting during the Civil War.
“Southern gentleman Lee and drunken maverick Grant were such contrasting characters that examining their lives side by side can only amaze....Archer pulls off a comprehensive history of these two men, while at the same time presenting a clear account of the Civil War....A superb story well told.”
“Well-researched, smoothly written narrative.”
The Horn Book
“It is the little details that make this book so interesting. The numerous quotations from Grant’s and Lee’s writings that pepper the text make this bibliography read like a novel while adding validity to it. This book will appeal to many, not just those who like books about war.”
Journal of Reading
- Scholastic, Inc.
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.76(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.77(d)
- Age Range:
- 8 - 12 Years
Meet the Author
Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published over seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California until his death in 2008.
Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of many books specializing on the Civil War, including Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America, and his articles and essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and more. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
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