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The Resource Grant, Jean Edward Smith

Grant, Jean Edward Smith

Label
Grant
Title
Grant
Statement of responsibility
Jean Edward Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 engaging and defeating the Confederate armies in the field, and he pursued that strategy relentlessly. As president, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. He tried to carry out the policies of Abraham Lincoln, the man he admired above all others, and to a considerable degree he succeeded. Yet today, Grant is rememebered as a brilliant general but a failed president." "In this 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 of 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."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jean Edward
Dewey number
  • 973.8/2/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E672
LC item number
.S627 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Grant, Ulysses S.
  • Grant, Ulysses S
  • Presidents
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
Label
Grant, Jean Edward Smith
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Early years -- Mexico -- Resignation -- War -- Unconditional surrender -- Shiloh -- Vicksburg -- Chattanooga -- General in chief -- Wilderness -- Grant and Lee -- Appomattox -- Reconstruction -- Let us have peace -- Grant in the White House -- Diplomacy -- Great white father -- Reconstruction revisited -- Gilded age -- Taps -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm45387618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
781 pages
Isbn
9780684849263
Lccn
00053794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45387618
  • (OCoLC)45387618
Label
Grant, Jean Edward Smith
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-745) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Early years -- Mexico -- Resignation -- War -- Unconditional surrender -- Shiloh -- Vicksburg -- Chattanooga -- General in chief -- Wilderness -- Grant and Lee -- Appomattox -- Reconstruction -- Let us have peace -- Grant in the White House -- Diplomacy -- Great white father -- Reconstruction revisited -- Gilded age -- Taps -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index
Control code
ocm45387618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
781 pages
Isbn
9780684849263
Lccn
00053794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o45387618
  • (OCoLC)45387618

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