Ulysses S. Grant (Profiles of the Presidents)

Ulysses S. Grant (Profiles of the Presidents)

by Jean Kinney Williams

A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the eighteenth President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant.  See more details below


A biography discussing the personal life, education, and political career of the eighteenth President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant.

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Children's Literature
Ulysses S. Grant was the eighteenth president of the United States. Author Williams presents a picture of a Civil War hero who was a dedicated to his country and fought hard to win the war between the North and the South. His years as a president and later years out of office were difficult ones. He was a flawed president, but is remembered as a General fighting in the Civil War. In 1869, Grant became the President. He did not always have good people around him, and scandal followed. Grant's second term in office saw an economic depression that lasted for years. In 1877 he left office. In his later years, he developed throat cancer, but still managed to write his memoirs, which were published and sold well. Grant died in1885. He was only sixty-three years old. Color and black-and-white photographs are included along with supplemental information. Part of the "Profiles of the Presidents" series. 2003, Compass Point Press, Yannuzzi
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-Two factual but antiseptic biographies. Both open with a chapter about the man's adult accomplishments, followed by a chronological telling of his life. While the facts are given and an attempt is made to supply background information on presidential problems and world events, there are few anecdotes and little detail offered to humanize these figures. This is especially true of Bush. Nowhere do readers see his wit, his generosity, or his love of family. Grant fares much better and is seen as a more sympathetic character. Students learn of his love for his wife through his letters and of his warmth as a father, but his drinking problem is barely mentioned and there is no sense of his feelings about the heavy losses in battle. The illustrations make up for any omissions in the texts. Many photographs of family and home along with drawings, maps, and political cartoons all serve to bring the stories to life. There are many books available on both of these individuals, making these titles serviceable where needed.-Marlene Gawron, formerly at Orange County Library, Orlando, FL Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

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Product Details

Capstone Press
Publication date:
Australian Animals Series
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.18(h) x 0.35(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Jean Kinney Williams lives and writes in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition to biographies, her nonfiction books for children include several books in the Profiles of the Presidents series and the We the People series for Compass Point Books.

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