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General Grant, a biography for young Americans

J. F. C. Fuller

General Grant, a biography for young Americans

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Published by Dodd, Mead in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885.

  • Edition Notes

    Based on author"s longer study The generalship of Ulysses S. Grant. cf. Pref.

    Statementby Major-General J. F. C. Fuller. With portrait and maps.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE672 .F964
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 309 p.
    Number of Pages309
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6279683M
    LC Control Number32025144
    OCLC/WorldCa3599772

    First the regiment was stationed at Lake Ontario, then at Detroit, and then, dear me! New York: Dodd, Mead, Ely had a classical education at a missionary school, was fully bilingual speaking Seneca as well as English, and went on to college. Even though he was a respected general and supported civil rights for African Americanshistorians criticize his presidency because he appointed his friends into high political positions and tolerated their corruption even though Grant himself was innocent.

    New York, Grant's father, Jesse Root Grant, owned a tannery, but his son hated the horrible stench and the filth of the family business. His fame as a war hero propelled him into the White House where his presidency was marred by scandals. Grant's Secretary of the Treasury had to resign after being caught in a fraud scheme involving taxpayer kickbacks. He decided to go on a tour of the world. They battled for over a year, with Grant eventually defeating Lee and the Confederate Army.

    Unfortunately, his presidency was marked by a series of scandals. He also signed a bill that allowed persons of African descent to become U. Because he was not a shirk and always told the truth, his father was in the habit of saying, after the farm chores were done: "Now, Ulysses, you can take the horse and carriage and go where you like. In he attended the Presbyterian Academy in Ripley, Ohio.


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General Grant, a biography for young Americans book

One of those who witnessed his drinking while at Fort Vancouver was future general George B. This was the same Robert Buchanan with whom Grant had argued at Jefferson Barracks many years previously.

Louis that Grant was in on the scheme.

Ulysses S. Grant

He then led his army to victory at the city of Vicksburg, a Confederate stronghold. Finally Jesse Grant, the father, told his wife, Hannah, he thought it would be a good plan to ask the grandparents' advice.

Ulysses S. Grant’s Lifelong Struggle With Alcohol

Boston:Little, Brown, The presiding officer for the mess was Captain Robert Buchanan, a rigid disciplinarian who enforced the rules with a stiff impartiality.

He pushed for the passage of the 15th Amendment, giving the right of all men to vote regardless of race, color, or whether they were former slaves. As Ulysses got old enough to help at any kind of work, it was plain he would never be a tanner.

Ely S. Parker

Cramer, M. McFeely, William S. Carpenter, John A. Louis: Missouri Historical Society Publications, In return for bribes, whisky distillers paid taxes only on a small portion of the whiskey they produced. Like many graduates, he planned to resign from the military after serving his tour of duty.

Louis: Holt, I cannot begin to tell you the number of presents he received or describe one half the honors which were paid him—paid to this man who, at one time, could not get a day's work in St.

Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, From a very young age, Hiram showed a remarkable talent for working with horses.

His father allowed him to earn his keep by plowing, driving teams to haul wood, and performing other chores. Even with no money and hard work, the Grants were happy until the climate gave Ulysses a fever; then they left Missouri country life and moved into the city of St.

New York, N. Grant lost money in business ventures.Grant (book) Language Watch Edit Grant is a biography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, written by American historian and biographer Ron Chernow. Grant, a Union general during the Civil War, served two terms as president, from to Chernow Author: Ron Chernow.

Ulysses S. Grant, American general, Union army commander during the late years of the American Civil War, and 18th president of the United States.

It was under his command that the Civil War was brought to an end with a Union victory. He was later elected president in the first election after the Civil War. Nov 22,  · This author is challenging what we know about Ulysses Grant and the Civil War Nov 22, PM EST.

Sep 04,  · Other than The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant itself, of course, two works that seized me and wouldn't let me go until I said "Give" are Jean Edward Smith's biography entitled Grant, and then Mark Perry's Grant and Twain, which recounts the story of Twain's serving as Grant.s editor and publisher while Twain's own Huckleberry Finn was making its way into the literary history of the world.

This is the biography of Grant for our times. It's the 1st biography of him I've read. Ron Chernow writes such massive, comprehensive biographies they must surely cover every significant event of the lives he writes about.

I remember thinking his book on Washington one of the finest biographies I've ever read/5(K). Apr 01,  · This biography of Ulysses S. Grant is a fine book indeed and I highly recommed it for a number of reasons. First, it is an enjoyable and easy book to read. For most of the biography, Jean Edward Smith was able to forge a story that was both appealing and novel-like in its ability to engage.5/5(5).