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Description - General Ulysses S. Grant by Edward Longacre

In this new biography of General Ulysses S. Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grants early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. Longacre concentrates on Grants boyhood and early married life; his moral, ethical, and religious views; his troubled military career; his strained relationships with wartime superiors; and, especially, his weakness for alcohol, which exerted a major influence on both his military and civilian careers. Longacre, to a degree that no other historian has done before, investigates Grants alcoholism in light of his devout religious affiliations, and the role these sometimes conflicting forces had on his military career and conduct. Longacres conclusions present a new and surprising perspective on the ever-fascinating life of General Grant.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306815416
ISBN-10: 0306815419
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 12-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Edward Longacre

Edward G. Longacre is the author of numerous biographies of Civil War generals. He is a recipient of the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award for Civil War writing. He lives in Newport News, Virginia.

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