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

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In this new biography of General Ulysses S. Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant’s early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. Longacre concentrates on Grant’s boyhood and early married life; his moral, ethical, and religious views; his troubled military career; his strained relationships with wartime superiors; and, especially, his weakness for alcohol, which exerted a major influence on both his military and civilian careers. Longacre, to a degree that no other historian has done before, investigates Grant’s alcoholism in light of his devout religious affiliations, and the role these sometimes conflicting forces had on his military career and conduct. Longacre’s conclusions present a new and surprising perspective on the ever-fascinating life of General Grant.

About Edward Longacre

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Edward G. Longacre is the author of numerous articles and books on the Civil War, including Lincoln's Cavalrymen (0-8117-1049-1), Army of Amateurs (0-8117-0136-0), Grant's Cavalryman (0-8117-0712-1), Pickett: Leader of the Charge, and the Fletcher Pratt Prize-winning The Cavalry at Gettysburg. He currently resides in Newport News, Virginia.
Published September 10, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 370 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, War, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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