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Title:
Ulysses S. Grant : military leader and president
Author:
O'Shei, Tim.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2001.
Physical Description:
80 pages ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of Ulysses Grant, from his childhood in Ohio, through his education at West Point and his career as an Army officer, to his terms as president of the United States.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1.0 55893.
ISBN:
9780791060018
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- Clear and concise biographies of the best-known Civil War personalities -- Includes interesting and informative sidebars -- Presented in an easy-to-read format -- Complements school curriculum


Author Notes

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. is renowned as a historian, a public intellectual, & a political activist. He served as a special assistant to President John F. Kennedy; won two Pulitzer Prizes, in 1946 for "The Age of Jackson" & in 1966 for "A Thousand Days," & in 1998 was the recipient of the National Humanities Medal. He lives in New York City.

(Publisher Provided) Arthur Meier Schlesinger, Jr., 1917 - 2007 U.S. historian Arthur Schlesinger was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1917 and was educated at Harvard University.

Schlesinger was an associate professor of history at Harvard from 1946-1954 and professor from 1954-1961. He was a campaign staff member for the Democratic presidential candidates in 1952, 1956 and 1960. When John F. Kennedy took office after the 1960 campaign, he appointed Schlesinger special assistant. He resigned, in 1964, after Kennedy's assassination and then became professor of Humanities at the City University of New York in 1967.

Schlesinger wrote an account of the Kennedy administration titled "A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House" (1965), which won the Pulitzer Prize for a biography in 1966. He also wrote "The Age of Jackson" (1945), which won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1946, "The Age of Roosevelt" (3 vol., 1957-60), "The Politics of Hope" (1963), "The Bitter Heritage" (1967), "The Imperial Presidency" (1973), "Robert Kennedy and His Times" (1978), and "The Cycles of American History" (1986). He died on February 28, 2007 at the age of 89

(Bowker Author Biography)


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-7-Basic biographies of the two major generals of the Civil War. Their childhoods are briefly covered, as is their role in the Mexican War. The majority of Lee then addresses his role in the Civil War, discussing in detail several key battles. O'Shei focuses less on Grant's role in the war and more on his later years as President, and the explanations of the various scandals of his administration are simplistic. The glaring fault in both books is the quality and number of illustrations. Fewer than half of the illustrations and reproductions are distinctly tied to the subject; most seem to be generic and are poorly reproduced. For example, in Lee, there are 20 pictures, only 7 of which actually have General Lee in them. The format, style, and content of these books make them appropriate for high-interest/low-reading level students, but there are better biographies of both men available.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Examines the military history and the eventual two-term presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, a great leader for the North during the Civil War. Excerpted from Ulysses S. Grant: Military Leader and President by Arthur M. Schlesinger All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.