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Title:
Ulysses S. Grant : America's 18th president
Author:
Riehecky, Janet, 1953-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Summary:
A biography of the eighteenth president of the United States, with information on his childhood, family, political career, presidency, and legacy.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1020 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.8 2.0 77344.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 7.1 6 Quiz: 34788 Guided reading level: S.
ISBN:
9780516228686
Format :
Book

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Ulvsses S. Grant was acclaimed as the most brilliant general of the era for his leadership of the Union armies that won the Civil War in 1865. After the near impeachment of Andrew Johnson, Grant was elected president in 1868 on a simple platform -- "let us have peace." He struggled for eight years with reform and reconstruction in the defeated South. Grant supported full civil rights for former slaves and enforced those rights with federal troops, but he was later forced to retreat in the face of Southern resistance and flagging public interest. Meanwhile, his administration was shaken by revelations that many of his appointees and associates were enriching themselves by manipalating government policy and selling government contracts and jobs. Grant's effectiveness as president was fatally compromised by the seandals, but personally he remained the most admired figure in the United States until his death in 1885. Book jacket.


Author Notes

Janet Riehecky received her B.A. in English Education from Illinois Wesleyan University, an M.A. in Communication from Illinois State University, and an M.A. in English Literature from Northwestern University.

She has held a variety of jobs, including teacher and editor, but has always found time to write. In 1988 she published her first book, Sharing, and has gone on to publish many popular titles, including her twenty-four volume series on Dinosaurs, which won the Summit Award for Best Children's Nonfiction, and the Red Door Detective Club Mystery Series for intermediate readers. She is also a popular speaker in elementary schools, where she does two presentations, one that includes tips for kids on writing and one about Dinosaurs.

Since 1998, she has been the National Coordinator of "Kids Love A Mystery," a literacy outreach of Mystery Writers of America. She is also a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, The Dinosaur Society, and the Society of American Magicians.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

1 Reluctant Soldierp. 7
2 Victorious Generalp. 29
3 Grant in the White Housep. 43
4 A Second Termp. 59
5 Around the World and a New Careerp. 75
6 Grant's Legacyp. 87
Presidential Fast Factsp. 96
First Lady Fast Factsp. 97
Timelinep. 98
Glossaryp. 100
Further Readingp. 101
Places to Visitp. 102
Online Sites of Interestp. 103
Table of Presidentsp. 104
Indexp. 108