Union General and 18th President: Ulysses S. Grant by Mary Englar, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Union General and 18th President: Ulysses S. Grant

Union General and 18th President: Ulysses S. Grant

by Mary Englar
     
 
Deadly battles of the Civil War had been raging for nearly three years when Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to general of the Union Army. His victories at the Battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Richmond sealed the fate of the South and led to a Confederate surrender. Grant’s military success made him one of the most admired men in America. In 1868, he was elected

Overview

Deadly battles of the Civil War had been raging for nearly three years when Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to general of the Union Army. His victories at the Battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and Richmond sealed the fate of the South and led to a Confederate surrender. Grant’s military success made him one of the most admired men in America. In 1868, he was elected 18th president of the United States, a position he would hold for eight years.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
A relatively short but still solid biography of this U.S. President and Civil War leader, this text takes a story-telling stance, placing the reader in the midst of battles and considering the feelings as well as the actions of key figures. The text begins with Grant's inauguration as President of the United States, and then looks back at the path that led him to the nation's capital. As a young man, Grant found school boring and hated working with his father at the tannery. Grant eventually went to West Point, graduated, and was assigned to the infantry. He left the army, but he returned when the Southern states left the Union because of his strong conviction that the country must remain united. As the war progressed, Lincoln promoted Grant, who went on to become a national hero. Paintings and fascinating black and white photographs help the reader gain a sense of the war and the effect it had on individuals and the nation. The book also contains a glossary, a summary/highlights section, a timeline, short biographies of other key figures, suggestions for further study, and an index. The text is straightforward and concise, making this an excellent choice for younger or lower-level readers. Reviewer: Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756541132
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/01/2009
Series:
Capstone We the People Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Mary Englar is a freelance writer and a teacher of English and creative writing. She has a master of fine arts degree in writing from Minnesota State University, and has written more than 30 nonfiction books for children. She continues to read and write about the many different cultures of our world in Minnesota.

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