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U.S. Grant and the American military tradition.

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grant, Ulysses S. 1822-1885

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesThe Library of American biography
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE672 .C3 1954
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 201 p.
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6153752M
    LC Control Number54006860


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In U. Grant and the American Military Tradition, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation's greatest and most misunderstood heroes before, during, and after the terrible War Between the States that violently split the country in two.

Beginning with Ulysses S. Grant's youth in Ohio and /5(34). Grant and the American Military Tradition details all of his signature campaigns: From Fort Henry, Shiloh, and the Siege of Vicksburg to Robert E.

Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Grant won national renown. Then, as a two-term president, Grant achieved a number of underrated successes that must figure into any telling of his by: 3. U. Grant and the American Military Tradition details all of his signature campaigns: From Fort Henry, Shiloh, and the Siege of Vicksburg to Robert E.

Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Grant won national renown. Then, as a two-term president, Grant achieved a number of underrated successes that must figure into any telling of his : Open Road Media. Bruce Canton is an accomplished and acclaimed story teller about the American Civil War.

His beautiful prose flows. "U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition," was published in the 's. In this short book, the author offers a perspective of Grant character and abilities/5.

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In U. Grant and the American Military Tradition, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation's greatest and most misunderstood heroes before, during, and after the terrible War Between the States that violently split the country in two. Beginning with Ulysses S.

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Grant and the American Military Tradition.5/5(2). ‎ A concise biography of the legendary Union general and controversial US president from “o ne of America’s foremost Civil War authorities” (Kirkus Reviews). Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation’s most misunders /5(7).

OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: A basis for Union --Boyhood by the Ohio --Dreams of a young soldier --Old rough and ready --Lessons in war --Belfry at San Cosme --Time of seasoning --Looking down the river --Unconditional Surrender --Turning point --Hour of decision --Unvexed to the sea --The third star --The qualities of grandeur --Roads leading down --The.

Bruce Catton was the man who salvaged Ulysses Grant's flagging reputation in the 's and 60's, and restored him to his deserved place in the pantheon of America's greats.

Catton wrote a marvelous trilogy of Grant's military career and also wrote this little gem which is, by a wide margin, the best introductory work ever written on by: 3. “[A] work of art Because of the author’s good judgment, clear thinking, rich imagination and wonderful way with words, U.

Grant and the American Military Tradition is a sparkling, absorbing, and rewarding book.” —The New York Times “A significant contribution.

Grant and the American Military Tradition details all of his signature campaigns: From Fort Henry, Shiloh, and the Siege of Vicksburg to Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, Grant won national renown. Then, as a two-term president, Grant achieved a number of underrated successes that must figure into any telling of his life.

Buy U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition 1st Edition. by Catton, Bruce (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. An excellent one-volume biography against an analysis of military tradition, in which Catton does much to correct the picture of Grant that has been handed down.

He shows him as speedy, brilliant and determined and while admitting of his weaknesses in the White House, points up the dilemmas already extant- striking in his biography a happy balance in assesing both the soldier and the man.

Allan Bogue Iowa City, Iowa U. Grant and the American Military Tradition. By Bruce Catton. (Boston: Little, Brown and Company. $) one of the fascinations of historical study is watching die evolution of the concepts of great personaUties, from the first flush of contemporary appraisal through the increasingly detached.

Joan Waugh's thoughtful new book "U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth" () uses this now-famous question to explore the changing nature over time of American attitudes towards Ulysses S. Grant ( ). (The answer "U.S. Grant" to the question, 4/5. The book untitled U.

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The book was compiled by famous author. A fascinating and insightful examination of the life and times of the victorious Civil War general who became a controversial American president.

In "U. Grant and the American Military Tradition," Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Bruce Catton explores the life and legacy of one of the nation's greatest and most misunderstood heroes before. Charles Bruce Catton (October 9, – Aug ) was an American historian and journalist, best known for his books on the American Civil War.

Known as a narrative historian, Catton specialized in popular history, featuring colorful characters and historical vignettes, in addition to. In U. Grant and the American Military Tradition (), Catton writes what many consider one of the best short biographies of the general.

In Banners at Shenandoah: A Story of Sheridan's Fighting Cavalry (), Catton wrote for young people about Union cavalry commander Philip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley during Children: William Bruce Catton. Grant and the American Military Tradition details all of his signature campaigns: From Fort Henry, Shiloh, and the Siege of Vicksburg to Robert E.

Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, Grant won national renown. Then, as a two-term president, Grant achieved a number of underrated successes that must figure into any telling of his life.

His first book was called War Lords of Washington and I forget whether it was contemporary to WWII, but his first about Grant was a short volume titled U.

Grant and the American Military Tradition, which I don't now remember whether I read or not back in high school in the 's when I first discovered his books.

Other works by Catton include The War Lords of Washington (), U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition (), and a second trilogy: The Coming Fury (), Terrible Swift Sword (), and Never Call Retreat ().

This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy Tikkanen, Corrections Manager. Slightly. I think many tend to dismiss Grant as a “butcher”, a commander who needlessly committed to possible slaughter. People tend to use the Battles of Shiloh and Cold Harbor as examples.

Yet, Grant was not the only Civil War general who led tr. Grant's magnanimity in victory is still an American tradition. The book contains some historical errors which other reviewers have pointed out and I will not belabor here.

This prevents me from awarding 5 stars. I am happy to find a book that appreciates this good, decent, honest everyman, great general and undervalued president/5(4). U.S. Grant and the American Military Tradition.

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Walsh rightly praises such American generals as U. Grant and George Patton, but to compare their generalship to that of such contemporary military leaders as Mattis, Petraeus, or McChrystal glosses over the fact that the policy objectives and environment of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq differed from those of the Civil War and World War : Mackubin Thomas Owens.

Walsh rightly praises such American generals as U. Grant and George Patton, but to compare their generalship to that of such contemporary military leaders as Mattis, Petraeus, or Author: Mackubin Thomas Owens.

In The American Military Tradition historians John M. Carroll and Colin F. Baxter gather an esteemed group of military historians to explore the pivotal issues and themes in American warfare from the Colonial era to the present conflict in Iraq.

From the reliance on militia and the Minutemen of the American Revolution to the all-volunteer specialized troops of today, these twelve essays. Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; Ap – J ) was the 18th president of the United States (–) following his success as military commander in the American Civil Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military, secession and the war, which ended with the surrender of Robert E.

Lee's army at Appomattox Court ed by: Andrew Johnson. "Brilliant and unsettling Part biography, part military history, part social chronicle charting the rise and fall of Grant's reputation, U.S.

Grant is a sobering reminder of the vicissitudes of fame Waugh's well-researched and vibrantly written book restores luster to a lost American hero."--The Chicago Tribune.

A review of U.S. Grant’s Failed Presidency (Shotwell Publishing, ) by Philip Leigh There was a time in recent memory when thoughtful people consistently ranked U.S.

Badeau had been Grant’s military secretary during the final year of the Civil War, and some time after the war he had written a three-volume Military History of Ulysses S.

Grant. This has been a standard reference work ever since, but it had not been a great commercial success and now it occurred to Badeau that it would sink into the shadows.

Buckner had every reason to expect that Grant would agree to a negotiated surrender. Not only was it a standard military tradition of the time, but the two had known each other for decades.

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Leadership in War: Gen. U.S. Grant. Grant began his career as only an average officer, graduating twenty-first in a class of thirty-nine from the United States Military Academy. Finding Books by and about Ulysses S. Grant. The Library of Congress online catalog contains approximately eighty subject headings for books related to Ulysses S.

Grant. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option.The “Ikes” were open and easygoing, friendly and sometimes folksy, attuned to the democratic ideals of the republic, and consequently comfortable and understanding in their relations with civilian superiors.

Williams believed that Zachary Taylor, U.S. Grant, and Dwight D. Eisenhower represented the “Ike” heritage at its best. I'll confess to being an admirer of Grant ever since reading Bruce Catton's U.S. Grant And the American Military Tradition and MacKinlay Kantor's Lee And Grant At Appomattox back in junior high or high school; if you simplify (typical for a so-called juvenile biography) the events and eliminate or play down the charges of alcoholism and corruption in his Presidential administration, his life.