Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant


Born
in Point Pleasant, Ohio, The United States
April 27, 1822

Died
July 23, 1885

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Ulysses Simpson Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant) was general-in-chief of the Union Army from 1864 to 1869 during the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.

The son of an Appalachian Ohio tanner, Grant entered the United States Military Academy at age 17. In 1846, three years after graduating, Grant served as a lieutenant in the Mexican–American War under Winfield Scott and future president Zachary Taylor. After the Mexican-American War concluded in 1848, Grant remained in the Army, but abruptly resigned in 1854. After struggling through the succeeding years as a real estate agent, a laborer, and a county engineer, Grant decided to join the Northern effort in the Civil War.

Appointed brigadier general
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“The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who have helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity.”
Ulysses S. Grant

“I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly”
Ulysses S. Grant

“But my later experience has taught me two lessons: first, that things are seen plainer after the events have occurred; second, that the most confident critics are generally those who know the least about the matter criticised.”
Ulysses S. Grant, Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant: All Volumes

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Ulysses S. Grant Poll

This poll will examine the choices for the Ulysses S. Grant reading selection which will be the next President covered in the Presidential Series. The order for the Presidents selected was determined by the group membership.

This selection will begin on October 4, 2010 and will continue for three months (October, November and December). This discussion will be led by Bryan. Bryan has an extraordinary background and will be a great moderator to lead this discussion. He has assumed the responsibilities for the Presidential Series reads and will be leading these book discussions.

We have added all of the books nominated on the Ulysses S. Grant thread and a few others. However, if you do not see your favorite book on this list; then just comment or pop me a note and I will immediately add it to this poll.

You can always change your vote at any time; so nothing is lost. Some of the Grant books deal with only a certain period of his life, some may be multi-volume (if so- I have added both separately), some deal with other topics too; some are all encompassing, others deal with specific events in Grant's life or presidency and others are by the man, himself.

Before making your selection, please try to look up your choice and make sure it really is a book you are interested in; do not be lured in by the title. Also, check out the author and what others have said about the book before you (reviewers who you trust). Then of course, make your selection.

Bentley

 
  9 votes, 29.0%

 
  4 votes, 12.9%

 
  4 votes, 12.9%

 
  3 votes, 9.7%

 
  2 votes, 6.5%

 
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Grant Moves South 1861-1863 by Bruce Catton by Bruce CattonBruce Catton
BOOK II
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

Grant Comes East by Newt Gingrich Newt Gingrich by Newt Gingrich

THIS IS AN ALTERNATE HISTORY SELECTION
 
  1 vote, 3.2%

 
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Captain Sam Grant/1822-1861 (Classic Biography of Ulysses S. Grant, Vol. 1) by Lloyd Lewis by Lloyd Lewis
BOOK I
 
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Never Call Retreat (Gingrich and Forstchen's Civil War Trilogy) by Newt Gingrich by Newt GingrichNewt Gingrich

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Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant Volume 2 by Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 Grant by Ulysses S. GrantUlysses S. Grant
VOLUME II
 
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