Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero by Michael KordaUlysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda

Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

byMichael Korda

Paperback | May 5, 2009

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The first officer since George Washington to become a four-star general in the United States Army, Ulysses S. Grant was a man who managed to end the Civil War on a note of grace, and was the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. The son of an Ohio tanner, he has long been remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president whose second term ended in financial and political scandal. But now acclaimed, bestselling author Michael Korda offers a dramatic reconsideration of the man, his life, and his presidency. Ulysses S. Grant is an evenhanded and stirring portrait of a flawed leader who nevertheless ably guided America through a pivotal juncture in its history.

Michael Korda is the author ofUlysses S. Grant,Ike,Hero, andCharmed Lives. Educated at Le Rosey in Switzerland and at Magdalen College, Oxford, he served in the Royal Air Force. He took part in the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and on its fiftieth anniversary was awarded the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Hungary. He and his...
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Title:Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely HeroFormat:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.4 inPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060755210

ISBN - 13:9780060755218

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overview of President Grant A basic overview of Ulysses S, Grant's life from his humble beginnings to Civil War hero to President with a gorgeous collage of illustrations and photographs. This introductory book will encourage novice readers to read a more detail biography of U.S. Grant.
Date published: 2016-07-15