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Grant's administrations, 1869-1877

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  • The Captain Departsby Thomas M. Pitkin; John Y Simon; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 2010; US$ 17.95

    Early in 1885 Americans learned that General Grant was writing his Memoirs in a desperate race for time against an incurable cancer. Not generally known was the General’ s precarious personal fi­nances, made so by imprudent invest­ments, and his gallant effort to provide for his family by his writing. For six months newspaper... more...

  • A General Who Will Fightby Harry S. Laver

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 32.50

    Prior to his service in the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant exhibited few characteristics indicating that he would be an extraordinary leader. His performance as a cadet was mediocre, and he finished in the bottom half of his class at West Point. However, during his early service in the Civil War, most notably at the battles of Shiloh and Vicksburg, Grant... more...

  • Grantby Jean Edward Smith

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 22.00

    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. Rather than capture enemy territory or march on Southern cities, he concentrated on... more...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby Geoffrey Perret

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    An acclaimed biography of Ulysses S. Grant traces the life of the Civil War general and eighteenth president of the United States and assesses his major accomplishments. more...

  • Ulysses S. Grantby MARIE ELLEN KELSEY; BROOKS SIMPSON

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 175.00

    In Ulysses S. Grant: A Bibliography, Dr. Kelsey has created an invaluable resource for Grant scholars. The bibliography consists of twenty chapters covering Grant's early life, his careers both as soldier and as president, his associations with various individuals, his post-presidency activities, the role alcohol played in his life, his battle with... more...

  • 1877by Michael A. Bellesiles

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95

    In 1877, a decade after the Civil War, not only was the United States gripped by a deep depression, but the country was also in the throes of nearly unimaginable violence and upheaval marking the end of the brief period known as Reconstruction and a return to white rule across the South. In the wake of the contested presidential election of 1876,... more...

  • Grant's Final Victoryby Charles Bracelen Flood

    Da Capo Press 2011; US$ 17.50

    In a masterful narrative, a prominent historian brings to life the last year of General Grant?s life—a tragic, poignant, and inspiring story more...

  • General Ulysses S. Grantby Edward Longacre

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 18.95

    A fresh look at General Grant?s military career in light of his conflicted personality and drinking habits more...

  • General Grant and the Rewriting of Historyby Frank Varney

    Savas Beatie 2013; US$ 18.95

    In 1885, a former president of the United States published one of the most influential books ever written about the Civil War. An entire generation of Americans had eagerly awaited his memoirs and it has remained so popular that it has never gone out of print. Historians then and now have made extensive use of Grant’s recollections, which... more...

  • Grant and Twainby Mark Perry

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    In the spring of 1884 Ulysses S. Grant heeded the advice of Mark Twain and finally agreed to write his memoirs. Little did Grant or Twain realize that this seemingly straightforward decision would profoundly alter not only both their lives but the course of American literature. Over the next fifteen months, as the two men became close friends and intimate... more...