Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography [NOOK Book]

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Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography takes an in-depth look at one of the most well-known figures to emerge from the American Civil War, the famed Union commander and 18th President of the United States who has become an iconic part of our nation's history. The book provides a balanced overview that encompasses all the major events of Grant's life as well as his ancestry, portraying him as a common man who endured defeats and setbacks instead of a flawless noble hero. It accurately chronicles his life as it took place ...
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Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography

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Overview

Ulysses S. Grant: A Biography takes an in-depth look at one of the most well-known figures to emerge from the American Civil War, the famed Union commander and 18th President of the United States who has become an iconic part of our nation's history. The book provides a balanced overview that encompasses all the major events of Grant's life as well as his ancestry, portraying him as a common man who endured defeats and setbacks instead of a flawless noble hero. It accurately chronicles his life as it took place and tells a story of perseverance that illuminates Grant's successes as a testimony to determination and pluck rather than the result of luck or raw talent. This work will be especially helpful to high school and college-age audiences, and can be enjoyed by anyone interested in the Civil War period.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313392566
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,122,631
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Series Foreword yii

Preface ix

Timeline: Events in the Life of Ulysses S. Grant xv

Chapter 1 Ancestors, Lineage, and Early Years 1

Chapter 2 The School of the Soldier 9

Chapter 3 The War with Mexico 17

Chapter 4 Return to Civilian Life 31

Chapter 5 A Call to Arms 39

Chapter 6 Operations in the West 49

Chapter 7 Vicksburg and the Opening of the Mississippi 75

Chapter 8 Called to Chattanooga 107

Chapter 9 General-in-Chief 121

Chapter 10 A Warrior to the End 143

Afterword 165

Bibliographical Essay 169

Index 171

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  • Posted May 20, 2012

    Recommeded.

    Mr. Broadwater presents his book in a very readable manner. It is well researched and includes many little known facts about Grant.

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