General Ulysses S. Grant by Edward G. Longacre
The Soldier and the Man

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Despite his reputation for rash decisions, brutal tactics, and intemperate behavior, Ulysses S. Grant was the only Union general who could win the war for Lincoln. Grant's aggressive strategies, swift movements and uncompromising battlefield attacks were praised in the North, feared in the South, and reviled by many of his own associates and staff. General Grant is, perhaps, one of the most controversial, enigmatic, and misunderstood generals in our nation's history. In this new biography of Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant's early life, military training at West Point, and his later military career for insights into his great battlefield successes and his personal misfortune. Longacre, to a degree that no other historian has done before, investigates Grant's drinking as well as his devout religious affiliation with temperance movements, and the role these conflicting forces had on his military career and conduct. Longacre's conclusions may surprise readers, but no one will doubt the research and scholarship behind them. As he has done in all his previous military biographies, Longacre challenges readers and scholars alike with a new perspective on the ever-fascinating life of General Grant.

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Published June 19, 2006 by Da Capo Press. 368 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War. Non-fiction

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Longacre adds to his status as a leading authority on Civil War cavalry (The Cavalry at Gettysburg;

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In his well-written account, Longacre, a prolific author of Civil War histories (most recently Confederate Goliath), illuminates not only Grant's military career but also the infrequently covered terr

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