By Ronald C. White Jr
Winner of the William Henry Seward Award for Excellence in Civil warfare Biography • Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman army heritage e-book Prize
In his time, Ulysses S. supply was once frequently grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln within the “Trinity of serious American Leaders.” however the battlefield commander–turned–commander-in-chief fell out of fashion within the 20th century. In American Ulysses, Ronald C. White argues that we have to once again revise our estimates of him within the twenty-first.
in accordance with seven years of analysis with fundamental documents—some of them by no means tested by means of earlier provide scholars—this is destined to turn into the Grant biography of our time. White, a biographer exceedingly expert at writing momentous background from the interior out, indicates provide to be a beneficiant, curious, introspective guy and leader—a keen delegator with a normal reward for handling the rampaging egos of his fellow officials. His spouse, Julia Dent furnish, lengthy marginalized within the old checklist, emerges in her personal correct as a lively and influential partner.
supply was once not just an excellent common but in addition a passionate defender of equivalent rights in post-Civil warfare the United States. After profitable election to the White condominium in 1868, he used the ability of the government to conflict the Ku Klux Klan. He used to be the 1st president to kingdom that the government’s coverage towards American Indians was once immoral, and the 1st ex-president to embark on a global travel, and he cemented his attractiveness for braveness via racing opposed to loss of life to accomplish his Personal Memoirs. released by way of Mark Twain, it's greatly thought of to be the best autobiography by way of an American chief, yet its position in Grant’s existence tale hasn't ever been absolutely explored—until now.
a kind of infrequent books that effectively recast our effect of an iconic ancient determine, American Ulysses provides us a finely honed, 3-dimensional portrait of furnish the man—husband, father, chief, writer—that may still set the traditional through which all destiny biographies of him can be measured.
Praise for American Ulysses
“[Ronald C. White] portrays a deeply introspective guy of beliefs, a guy of measured concept and cautious motion who stumbled on himself within the crosshairs of yank heritage at its most crucial moment.”—USA Today
“White delineates Grant’s virtues greater than any writer prior to. . . . By the tip, readers will see how lucky the country used to be that furnish went into the world—to retailer the Union, to guide it and, on his deathbed, to put in writing one of many most interesting memoirs in all of yankee letters.”—The New York instances e-book Review
“Ronald White has restored Ulysses S. supply to his right position in background with a biography whose breadth and tone go well with the fellow completely. Like furnish himself, this e-book could have staying power.”—The Wall road Journal
“Magisterial . . . Grant’s esteem within the eyes of historians has elevated considerably within the final iteration. . . . [American Ulysses] is the latest heavyweight champion during this movement.”—The Boston Globe
“Superb . . . illuminating, inspiring and deeply moving.”—Chicago Tribune
“In this sympathetic, carefully sourced biography, White . . . conveys the essence of furnish the guy and supply the warrior.”—Newsday
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