Grant: A Biography by John MosierGrant: A Biography by John Mosier

Grant: A Biography

byJohn MosierForeword byWesley K. Clark

Paperback | January 6, 2009

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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. In this compelling biography, Mosier reveals the man behind the military legend, showing how Grant's creativity and genius off the battlefield shaped him into one of our nation's greatest military leaders.

John Mosier is the author of The Myth of the Great War, and from 1989-1992 he edited the New Orleans Review. As a military historian, he received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop an interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of the two world wars. He lives in Jefferson, Louisiana.
Title:Grant: A BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.51 inPublished:January 6, 2009Publisher:St. Martin's PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Grant's Life and Military Career before 1861 * The Early Battles: Belmont, Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh * The Vicksburg Campaign * The Battle of Chattanooga * Grant as Commander in Chief * The Destruction of the Confederacy: Spottsylvania to Cold Harbor * The Destruction of the Confederacy: Petersburg to Appomattox * Grant as Strategist * Grant and Lee * Grant, the Underappreciated President

Editorial Reviews

"An outstanding contribution to General Wesley Clark's Great Generals Series...Mosier writes with great conviction and concision. It is easy to fall under his spell...What makes Mosier such an attractive writer is his iconoclasm and his ability to reargue history and biography...Written with verve and directness." -The New York Sun"Concise and informative . . . Mosier does an excellent job explaining Grant's genius for the art of war. . . . [A] Lucid, enlightening picture of the general and what made him truly unique." -Military Review"A solid description of the most effective Union general. Grant has been consistently underestimated and Mosier helps correct that." -Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the US House of Representatives and author of Gettysburg and Grant Comes East"Mosier has written the best appraisal of Grant's generalship ever to appear. Synthesizing and occasionally rebutting the estimates made by various experts--military historians, biographers, and prominent military men--Mosier has gone farther than anyone in proclaiming Grant to have been a military genius, one who in a number of ways surpassed both Napoleon and Wellington. This is a bold thesis, but Mosier is fully persuasive on point after point, smoothly and effectively placing Grant into perspective not only in terms of the Civil War and American military history, tradition, and doctrine, but also in favorable comparison with the greatest European generals of the past three centuries." -Charles Bracelen Flood, author of Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War and Lee: The Last Years