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U S Grant and the American military tradition.

Bruce Catton

U S Grant and the American military tradition.

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Published by Little, Brown, Black in Boston, London .
Written in English

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  • Grant, U S.

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    SeriesLibrary of American biography
    The Physical Object
    Pagination201p.,21cm
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18772326M

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In U. Grant and the American Military Tradition, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation's greatest and most misunderstood heroes before, during, and after the terrible War Between the States that violently split the country in two.

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Grant and the American Military Tradition," was published in the 's. In this short book, the author offers a perspective of Grant character and abilities. For example, Mr Canton relates the often told story of Grant, as a boy, selling a horse.

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Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House 5/5(2). Bruce Catton was the man who salvaged Ulysses Grant's flagging reputation in the 's and 60's, and restored him to his deserved place in the pantheon of America's greats.

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He shows him as speedy, brilliant and determined and while admitting of his weaknesses in the White House, points up the dilemmas already extant- striking in his biography a happy balance in assesing both the soldier and the man. In The American Military Tradition historians John Carroll and Colin Baxter gather an esteemed group of military historians to explore the pivotal issues and themes in American warfare from the Colonial era to the present conflict in Iraq.

From the reliance on militia and the Minutemen of the American Revolution to the all-volunteer specialized troops of today, these twelve essays analyze Format: Paperback. Grant's magnanimity in victory is still an American tradition.

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Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5. Book Overview A modest and unassuming man, Grant never lost a battle, leading the Union to victory over the Confederacy during the Civil War, ultimately becoming President of the reunited states.

Grant revolutionized military warfare by creating new leadership tactics by integrating new technologies in classical military strategy/5(4).

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From the reliance on militia and the Minutemen of the American Revolution to the all-volunteer specialized troops of today, these twelve essays. George Washington and the American military tradition.

In this adaptation of a lecture series, Higginbotham strives to put Washington's military career within a strictly Southern martial framework.

Completed a short time before his death inthe Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is recognized today as one of the most significant American military memoirs of all time.

A PAGE FROM THE LOST DIARY OF ULYSSES S. GRANT. By Don Conway Ulysses S. Grant was known as a hard drinking, hard fighting General of the Union Army during the Civil War.

His reputation as a hard drinker, though not an alcoholic, was earned early in his military career during a period of long separation from his wife and family. The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s “lively and absorbing” biography of Ulysses S. Grant and his leadership during the Civil War (The New York Times Book Review).

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Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; Ap – J ) was an American soldier and politician who served as the 18th president of the United States from to Before his presidency, Grant led the Union Army as Commanding General of the United States Army in winning the American Civil president, Grant worked with the Radical Republicans in the Preceded by: Andrew Johnson.

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Joan Waugh uncovers the reasons behind the rise and fall of his renown, underscoring as well the fluctuating memory of the. The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant is an autobiography by Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, focused mainly on his military career during the Mexican–American War and the American Civil War, and completed as he was dying of throat cancer in The two-volume set was published by Mark Twain shortly after Grant's Rating: % positive.

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In the spring ofGrant finally forced Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, thus ending the bloodiest conflict on American soil.

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