Ulysses S Grant A Bibliography

Ulysses S  Grant  A Bibliography PDF Book Detail:
Author: Marie Ellen Kelsey
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313083274
Size: 67.43 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 520
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Book Description: 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 throat cancer, and ultimately, his tragic death. What makes this book truly special is that Kelsey cites not only the usual books and journals but also a wide variety of nontraditional materials ranging from manuscripts to musical scores. Additionally, she has created a list of cited journals with OCLC numbers, making precise identification of old and obscure journals easy for researchers. Kelsey's sources are varied and multidimensional: she includes scholarly, popular, and ephemeral works to present the fullest possible picture of the legendary president. Kelsey also lists many obscure sources on not only Grant but also his associates, including all his cabinet members. The work includes citations about Julia Dent Grant, other Grant family members, Grant's cabinet members, John Rawlins, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ely Parker, Abraham Lincoln. Libraries of all types could benefit from including this resource in the reference collection. The text might get the most use in historical society libraries, as well as in the libraries of colleges and universities. Public libraries and private individuals interested in Grant and the Civil War would also appreciate the book's comprehensive nature.

James A Garfield

James A  Garfield PDF Book Detail:
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Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN:
Size: 42.54 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 185
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Book Description: One of the most politically experienced presidents in decades, Garfield--and this guide to his life--provides a valuable perspective on the Gilded Age.

Who Was Ulysses S Grant

Who Was Ulysses S  Grant  PDF Book Detail:
Author: Megan Stine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698171837
Size: 23.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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Book Description: Ulysses S. Grant certainly does not have the typical war hero “back story.” Although a graduate of West Point, he never wanted to be a soldier and was terrified when he first saw battle. However, during the Civil War, after many Northern generals failed to deliver decisive victories, U.S. Grant rose to what the times required. He took command of Union forces, helped bring the war to an end in 1865, and went on to serve two terms as president.

Great Military Leaders

Great Military Leaders PDF Book Detail:
Author: William T. Worthington
Publisher: Nova Publishers
ISBN: 9781590332757
Size: 54.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 211
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Book Description: Great Military Leaders - A Bibliography with Vignettes

Fine Books Collections

Fine Books   Collections PDF Book Detail:
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Size: 57.14 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Book collecting
Languages : en
Pages :
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Ulysses S Grant

Ulysses S  Grant PDF Book Detail:
Author: Samuel Willard Crompton
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438119240
Size: 65.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Generals
Languages : en
Pages : 121
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Book Description: Ulysses S. Grant is a puzzling figure in American history. The 18th president of the United States had rampant corruption associated with his administration, but he was a decorated war hero famous for turning serious attacks by the Confederate army into victories for the Union and for implementing simultaneous attacks against the South that led to its surrender. He became a national figure overnight when he captured Forts Henry and Donelson and was given the nickname "Unconditional Surrender" Grant after 12,000 Confederates surrendered under his harsh conditions of "no terms except unconditional and immediate surrender." After the war, Grant achieved the distinction of being promoted to the equivalent of a four-star general. In recent years, his reputation as president has improved somewhat among scholars due to his support for civil rights and his prosecution of the Ku Klux Klan. Grant also signed a bill into law making Christmas a federal holiday in 1870, and another that created America's first national park, Yellowstone, in 1872.

Literary Writings In America

Literary Writings in America PDF Book Detail:
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ISBN:
Size: 26.10 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 10817
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Grant S Final Victory

Grant s Final Victory PDF Book Detail:
Author: Charles Bracelen Flood
Publisher: Hachette+ORM
ISBN: 0306820560
Size: 34.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 322
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Book Description: “A moving and illuminating portrait of Ulysses Grant’s grace as the dying general faced possible ruin.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of His Truth Is Marching On Shortly after losing all of his wealth in a terrible 1884 swindle, Ulysses S. Grant learned he had terminal throat and mouth cancer. Destitute and dying, Grant began to write his memoirs to save his family from permanent financial ruin. As Grant continued his work, suffering increasing pain, the American public became aware of this race between Grant’s writing and his fatal illness. Twenty years after his respectful and magnanimous demeanor toward Robert E. Lee at Appomattox, people in both the North and the South came to know Grant as the brave, honest man he was, now using his famous determination in this final effort. Grant finished Memoirs just four days before he died in July 1885. Published after his death by his friend Mark Twain, Grant’s Memoirs became an instant bestseller, restoring his family’s financial health and, more importantly, helping to cure the nation of bitter discord. More than any other American before or since, Grant, in his last year, was able to heal this—the country’s greatest wound. “Once you read Flood’s highly recommended book, you will want to put Grant’s memoirs on your reading list.”—Minneapolis Star-Tribune “A blow-by-blow narrative, full of colorful characters, accounts of earlier triumphs , and an upbeat ending . . . a moving if painful portrait of a dying national hero.”—Publishers Weekly “Flood’s account of Grant’s final year does justice to his subject’s heroic story.”—Sacramento Book Review