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Author: Michael B. Ballard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2005
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Book by Michael B. Ballard, U S Grant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download U S Grant books, The author culls the diaries and letters of the Union general to reveal the secrets of Grant's military successes, unraveling the strategies and command techniques while chronicling his extraordinary tenure as commander of the Union forces.




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Author: Thomas Edward Grant
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2018-10-09
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Book by Thomas Edward Grant, Ulysses S Grant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ulysses S Grant books, Finally a feel good book about Ulysses S. Grant for the powerless, selfless, the disenfranchised lowlife; the patriotic dummies, distractibles, deplorables, and drunkards that are the underrated "salt of the earth." Before the States divided into two, the North and South and brother against brother for a nasty civil war, Ulysses S. Grant was a hard working family man that obtained a large tract of land as a gift from his father-in-law. He farmed and even sold firewood in the city on street corners to make a living for his wife Julia, and a son. Ulysses had the benefit of an education at the West Point Military Academy, and was distinguished as a soldier in the war with Mexico but he found the boredom of life in the army during times of peace, at remote barracks, impossible to cope with, and turned to Whiskey. His loneliness on the frontier finally got the best of him and he resigned his military commission on the day he was promoted to a rank of Captain. He sobered up and went home to the family, but every kind of civilian work he tried just didn't work out well enough for this unperturbable and persistent young man. When Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, angered, he organized his own local army of volunteers to fight for the Union. If you had been there when President Lincoln nominated Ulysses S. Grant to become Commander of all the Union armies, you too would likely have said, "Who is Ulysses S. Grant? Where did he come from? He's a nobody from nowhere!" Few civilians knew Grant before the Civil War, and many questioned his ability to win that critical Constitutional conflict. Ulysses Grant appeared to go directly from obscurity to head of all the Union armies. The American people questioned his character--even his reticence to talk with reporters made him more vulnerable to fake news. Many concluded erroneously, that he was not a match for General Robert E. Lee, another West Point Academy graduate. Some thought Grant was distracted by Whiskey while on duty, and a myth was created--"Grant was a drunkard." Others criticized Grant for using superior numbers to soundly defeat the South, and called him "a butcher." This book explores the nature and nurture of the man who became our "Defender of the Union" and the 18th President of the United States. The author, Thomas Edward Grant, has traced the Grant family from its early beginnings in the Colony of Connecticut. Ulysses was certainly a family prodigy and representative of the seventh generation in America. Thomas Edward Grant is of the 12th generation-- from the same family's beginning with the immigration to America of Mathew and Priscilla Grant, in 1630. This book answers the question, "Who was U.S. Grant and where did he come from?" The author finds that the answers to this question make Grant's transformation from "Useless" to victory and fame predictable, inevitable --and apparently, even pre-destined.




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Author: Joan Waugh
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2009
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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Book by Joan Waugh, U S Grant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download U S Grant books, Discusses how the public opinion of Ulysses Grant has changed from that of a revered President to the twentieth-century view of him as only a mediocre one, describing how the change is paralleled by a reassessment of the Civil War period itself.




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Author: Waugh
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date: 2010-07
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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Book by Waugh, U S Grant Large Print 16pt Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download U S Grant Large Print 16pt books, Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Yet today his monuments are rarely visited, his military reputation is overshadowed by that of Robert E. Lee, and his presidency is permanently mired at the bottom of historical rankings. In an insightful blend of biography and cultural history, Joan Waugh traces Grant's shifting national and international reputation, illuminating the role of memory in our understanding of American history. She captures a sense of what led nineteenth-century Americans to overlook Grant's obvious faults and hold him up as a critically important symbol of national reconciliation and unity. Waugh further shows that Grant's reputation and place in public memory closely parallel the rise and fall of the northern version of the Civil War story--in which the United States was the clear, morally superior victor and Grant was the symbol of that victory. After the failure of Reconstruction, the dominant Union myths about the war gave way to a southern version that emphasized a more sentimental remembrance of the honor and courage of both sides and ennobled the ''Lost Cause.'' By the 1920s, Grant's reputation had plummeted. Most Americans today are unaware of how revered Grant was in his lifetime. Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown, underscoring as well the fluctuating memory of the Civil War itself.




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Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Publisher: e-artnow
Release Date: 2019-07-05
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Category : History
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Book by Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs Of U S Grant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Personal Memoirs Of U S Grant books, Madison & Adams Press presents the Civil War Memories Series. This meticulous selection of the firsthand accounts, memoirs and diaries is specially comprised for Civil War enthusiasts and all people curious about the personal accounts and true life stories of the unknown soldiers, the well known commanders, politicians, nurses and civilians amidst the war. Main focus of Grant's writing in his autobiography is on his military career during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War. Original edition of Grant's Memoirs was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's death.




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Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-03-07
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Category : History
Languages : en
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Book by Ulysses Simpson Grant, Personal Memoirs Of U S Grant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Personal Memoirs Of U S Grant books, Intelligent, deeply moving firsthand account of Civil War campaigns, considered by many the finest military memoirs ever written. Includes Grant's letters to his wife, photographs by Mathew Brady, maps, more.




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Author: Owen Wister
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
Release Date: 2007-09-01
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
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Book by Owen Wister, U S Grant And The Seven Ages Of Washington Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download U S Grant And The Seven Ages Of Washington books, This book is derived from the pamphlets, speeches, essays, newspapers, and personal reminisences of the friends of Ulysses S. Grant.




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Author: Ulysses Simpson Grant
Publisher: SIU Press
Release Date: 2008
Size: 40.32 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
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Book by Ulysses Simpson Grant, The Papers Of Ulysses S Grant Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Papers Of Ulysses S Grant books, In the final weeks of the 1880 campaign, Ulysses S. Grant left Galena and headed east to stump for the Republican ticket. At rallies in New England, upstate New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York City, sometimes several times a day, the reticent Grant warmed to his role. Sounding a familiar postwar theme, he repeatedly condemned voter harassment in the South, asserting the right of ?our fellow-citizens of African descent,... to go to the polls, even though they are in the minority, and put in their ballot without being burned out of their homes, and without being threatened or intimidated.” James A. Garfield won a narrow victory over Major General Winfield S. Hancock and welcomed Grant's advice on matters ranging from cabinet choices to foreign policy. Rootless since their White House days, unsatisfied with backwater Galena, the Grants now decided to settle in New York City and took rooms at the Fifth Avenue Hotel. In January, 1881, Grant accepted the presidency of the 1883 World's Fair Commission, charged with bringing an exposition to New York City. Initial enthusiasm soon gave way to rancor, as factions split over where to place the fair. Grant favored Central Park, but public sentiment intervened, and funding evaporated. By March, Grant resigned. A friend told a reporter, ?Grant and I had a long talk over the matter across the way in his son's office, and we both arrived at the conclusion that the people of New-York don't want a World's Fair.” Grant's business interests reflected the international stage he now occupied. Competing plans for an isthmian canal through Panama, Mexico, and Nicaragua jockeyed for support, and Grant had his favorite. ?The only feasible route for a canal across from the Atlantic to the Pacific is by the Nicaragua route. I have been all over the routes myself, besides having examined all the reports made regarding each of them carefully, and that is my firm conviction.” Grant published an article championing Nicaragua even as momentum swung behind Panama. But Grant's attention was drawn more to railroads and to Mexico. When his friend Matías Romero promoted a new line through Oaxaca, Grant jumped on board. A speech to American capitalists in November, 1880, led a few months later to the incorporation of the Mexican Southern Railroad, with Grant as president. By April, 1881, he was in Mexico City, where he told lawmakers: ?I predict, with the building of these roads, a development of the country will take place such as has never been witnessed in any country before. . . . There is nothing, in my opinion, to stand in the way of Mexican progress and grandeur, and wealth, but the people themselves.” In June, Grant returned from Mexico with a new charter in hand. But his mind was on Garfield and Secretary of State James G. Blaine, two men who had thwarted him at the Republican convention one year earlier. Grant supported his Stalwart ally, Roscoe Conkling, in a power struggle with Garfield and Blaine. From New Orleans to New York City, Grant spoke candidly. ?If you want to know what I think of the manner in which Mr. Conkling has been treated by the President and his colleagues in the Senate, I will tell you without any hesitation. I think it is most outrageous.” The feud ended after Garfield was shot on July 2. When he died in September, Grant wept with the nation. Fitz John Porter had sought restoration to the army since his dismissal after the Second Battle of Bull Run. Grant had previously rebuffed Porter but now reversed course. ?I believe I have heretofore done you an injustice, both in thought & speach.” Taking up a case that divided former command




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