Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero (2004) 161 pp, popular military biography longacre, edward g ulysses s grant: the soldier and the man (2006) excerpt and text search mcfeely, william s grant: a biography, (1981), isbn 0-393-01372-3, pulitzer prize, but hostile toward grant. Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero is a lavishly illustrated biography of a flawed leader it is a look at his life and his presidency this copy (shown below) was signed by michael korda on the end paper at his home. The dents were slave owning farmers who held strong confederate views of states rights mr dent was a reluctant father-in-law to his daughter's new husband who seemed to be unsuccessful in most financial ventures throughout his life. Ulysses was reluctant to go and did not succeed there ulysses s grant ulysses s grant: unlikely hero.
One of the first two volumes in harper's eminent lives series, korda brings his acclaimed storytelling talents to the life of ulysses s grant – a man who managed to end the civil war on a note of grace, serve two terms as president, write one of the most successful military memoirs in american literature, and is today remembered as a. Ulysses s grant’s standing in the american pantheon has undergone dramatic shifts in the 140 years since he accepted the surrender of robert e lee’s army at appomattox the two brief volumes under review in this essay form part of a renascent interest in grant that during the past decade has yielded, among other things, three major. A lavishly illustrated edition of michael korda's acclaimed biography of the man who ended the civil war, served two terms as president, and wrote one of the most successful military memoirs in american literatureulysses s grant was the first officer since george washington to become a four-star general in the united states army. This lively and well-constructed short biography of ulysses grant follows the method of plutarch, describing grant's life.
The second short life of grant in weeks is nearly as commendable as josiah bunting's ulysses s grant [bkl s 1 04] bunting's contribution to the american presidents. Label ulysses s grant : the unlikely hero title ulysses s grant title remainder the unlikely hero statement of responsibility michael korda creator.
A summary of vicksburg in 's ulysses s grant vicksburg appeared to be an unlikely target for the grant was a hero again that fall, grant received another. This little book will inevitably be compared with josiah bunting's similarly short biography of one of the world's greatest military figures (forecasts, june 14. In may 2012, on the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the ulysses s grant foundation, mississippi state university was selected as the permanent location for ulysses s grant's presidential library historian john y simon edited grant's letters into a 32-volume scholarly edition published by southern illinois university press. Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero, michael korda, harper-collins publishers, inc, new york, 2004,176 pages, $1995 ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero, the first of several books published by harpercollins and atlas books in the eminent lives series, begins with the amusing anecdote of how grant got his name.
Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero (overdrive read, adobe epub ebook, kindle book. One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, ulysses s grant took command of all the armies of the united states he developed a grand strategy to defeat the confederacy and ultimately, with much struggle, succeeded. Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero (eminent lives) [michael korda] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers ulysses s grant (eminent lives.
Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero is the second book i've read by michael korda korda is one of the best history writers out there he has a gift for taking old historical subjects and breathing life into them. Buy ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero from dymocks online bookstore find latest reader reviews and much more at dymocks. In ulysses s grant we see a life that unfolds like a true horatio alger story korda reveals how grant's unwavering determination helped him overcome numerous obstacles and setbacks-from humble beginnings as the son of a tanner in ohio, a lack of early success in the army, and assorted failed business ventures-to rise through the ranks.
Buy ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero (eminent lives) at walmartcom. Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero (eminent lives) [michael korda] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the first officer since george washington to become a four-star general in the united states army. Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero was written by michael korda, a man mostly known for his editing skills, who was born in london, united kingdom in. Ulysses s grant the unlikely hero by michael korda available in hardcover on powellscom, also read synopsis and reviews in this concise, vivid, and brilliantly readable biography, new york timesbestselling author michael. Chapter two - ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero - by michael korda. Grant [was] an authentic national hero, he had become a hero of a particular kind, one whose reputation transcended flaws and mistakes in judgment and failures as president as all of these quotations make plain, both authors see grant in strikingly similar terms.
It took off the head of an enlisted man, and the under jaw of captain page of my regiment, while the splinters of the musket of the killed soldier, and his brains and. Compre o livro ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero na amazoncombr: confira as ofertas para livros em inglês e importados. A very slight biography of former general of the army and president of the united states, ulysses s grant although its purpose is not to provide an in depth look at grant’s life, this work barely succeeds in its mission of providing a basic overview of its subject. Abebookscom: ulysses s grant -- the unlikely hero: the reputation of general and president grant went into a long period of eclipse until recently, when historians started giving him credit once again as the man who saved the amedrican union and who was, in retrospect, one of the most admirable of all american leaders. Find ulysses s grant and bookplate ex libris from a vast american ulysses: a life of ulysses s grant by ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero by michael. Ulysses s grant: the unlikely hero was written by michael korda, a man mostly known for his editing skills, who was born in. North branch library is closed until further notice due to restroom plumbing issues.