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Grant - Jean Edward Smith

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Published: 9th April 2002
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Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. As general in chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president.

In this comprehensive biography, Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments of Grant's life. He argues convincingly that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Following the turmoil of Andrew Johnson's administration, Grant guided the nation through the post-Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction in the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House.

"In the ongoing positive reevaluation of Grant's career, this is the best full-scale biography to have appeared."--James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom
"This book one-ups previous Grant biographies."--Frank Scaturro "The Washington Times "
"By far the best life of Grant ever written. . . . It is a remarkable achievement."--David Herbert Donald, author of Lincoln

Prefacep. 13
The Early Yearsp. 21
Mexicop. 34
Resignationp. 70
Warp. 98
"Unconditional Surrender"p. 133
Shilohp. 167
Vicksburgp. 206
Chattanoogap. 258
General in Chiefp. 284
The Wildernessp. 313
Grant and Leep. 340
Appomattoxp. 369
Reconstructionp. 408
Let Us Have Peacep. 431
Grant in the White Housep. 458
Diplomacyp. 491
Great White Fatherp. 516
Reconstruction Revisitedp. 542
The Gilded Agep. 573
Tapsp. 606
Notesp. 629
Bibliographyp. 707
Acknowledgmentsp. 747
Indexp. 749
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ISBN: 9780684849270
ISBN-10: 0684849275
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 784
Published: 9th April 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.8 x 11.1  x 3.51
Weight (kg): 0.87