Ulysses S. Grant: the unlikely hero

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description

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 brilliant general but a failed president.

Ulysses S. Grant was the first officer since George Washington to become a four-star general in the United States Army, and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. In this succinct and vivid biography, Michael Korda considers Grant's character and reconciles the conflicting evaluations of his leadership abilities.

Grant's life played out as a true Horatio Alger story. Despite his humble background as the son of a tanner in Ohio, his lack of early success in the army, and assorted failed business ventures, his unwavering determination propelled him through the ranks of military leadership and into the presidency. But while the general's tenacity and steadfastness contributed to his success on the battlefield, it both aided and crippled his effectiveness in the White House.

Assessing Grant both within the context of his time and in contrast to more recent American leaders, Korda casts a benevolent eye on Grant's presidency while at the same time conceding his weaknesses. He suggests that though the general's second term ended in financial and political scandals, the fact remains that for eight years Grant exerted a calming influence on a country that had only just emerged from a horrendous civil war. Ulysses S. Grant is an even-handed and stirring portrait of a man who guided America through a pivotal juncture in its history.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780062279774
9780060590154
9780062315649
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e81b6fa5-df78-7ba3-fc58-793a52d10b2c
Grouping Title ulysses s grant the unlikely hero
Grouping Author korda michael
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-20 00:30:31AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-20 01:18:29AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Korda, Michael, 1933-
author_display Korda, Michael
available_at_school Hillwood High
collection_school Biography
detailed_location_school Hillwood High - Teen Biography
display_description

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 literature

Ulysses S. Grant was the first officer since George Washington to become a four-star general in the United States Army, and the only president between Andrew Jackson and Woodrow Wilson to serve eight consecutive years in the White House. In this succinct and vivid biography, newly conceived with twenty-four pages of full-color art and many black-and-white illustrations throughout, Michael Korda offers a dramatic reconsideration of the man, his life, and his presidency. Ulysses S. Grant is an evenhanded and stirring portrait of a flawed leader who nevertheless ably guided the United States through a pivotal juncture in its history.

format_category_school Books, eBook
format_school Book, eBook
id e81b6fa5-df78-7ba3-fc58-793a52d10b2c
isbn 9780060590154, 9780062279774, 9780062315649
item_details ils:CARL0000230639|35192031491719|Edmondson Pike - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192031641792|Green Hills - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192032427019|Main Library - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192044864506|Bellevue - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||BL||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192044864548|Edmondson Pike - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EP||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192044864555|Green Hills - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||GH||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192044864589|Hermitage - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||HM||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192044864613|Main Library - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||MN||, ils:CARL0000230639|35192044864639|Southeast - Adult Biography|B G7611k|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||SE||, ils:CARL0000230639|B00421099|Hillwood High - Teen Biography|B GRA KOR|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||67440||, overdrive:8e74a269-2e81-47c3-8957-d34e267064c3|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||
itype_school , Book
last_indexed 2018-11-20T07:18:29.8Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_school B GRA KOR
owning_library_school Schools
owning_location_school Hillwood High
primary_isbn 9780062279774
publishDate 2004, 2013
record_details ils:CARL0000230639|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Atlas Books/HarperCollins,|c2004.|161 p. ; 19 cm., overdrive:8e74a269-2e81-47c3-8957-d34e267064c3|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_school
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:CARL0000230639 35192044864613 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192044864555 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192044864548 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192031641792 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192044864506 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192031491719 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192032427019 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192044864589 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 35192044864639 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000230639 B00421099 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
overdrive:8e74a269-2e81-47c3-8957-d34e267064c3 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
series Eminent lives
series_with_volume Eminent lives|
subject_facet Generals -- United States -- Biography, Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885, Political leadership -- United States -- Case studies, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States. -- Army -- Biography
title_display Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero
title_full Ulysses S. Grant : the unlikely hero / Michael Korda, Ulysses S. Grant The Unlikely Hero
title_short Ulysses S. Grant :
title_sub the unlikely hero
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Generals, Grant, Ulysses S, Nonfiction, Political leadership, Presidents