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Ulysses S Grant * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The list of American war heroes who went on to become presidents includes men as little remembered as Zachary Taylor and as famous as Dwight D. Eisenhower. While venerable though these men are and significant their Ulysses S Grant * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The list of American war heroes who went on to become presidents includes men as little remembered as Zachary Taylor and as famous as Dwight D. Eisenhower. While venerable though these men are and significant their place in American history, they cannot equal the status of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general who rose through the ranks from virtual obscurity to command. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Undistinguished Hiram Ulysses Grant ✓ The Mexican War and Marriage ✓ The Failure ✓ War to the Rescue ✓ The Triumphant General Grant ✓ The War Hero President ✓ Government: The Next Battlefield ✓ The Last Battle He was a modest man with a series of failures behind him, but when success came to him on the battlefield, it brought a nation back to wholeness. Grant faced financial ruin, alcoholism, family trials, and cancer with the same steady courage that he employed in battle. He is one of the most famous, yet also one of the least well-known, of America’s heroes, well worth an introduction.


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Ulysses S Grant * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The list of American war heroes who went on to become presidents includes men as little remembered as Zachary Taylor and as famous as Dwight D. Eisenhower. While venerable though these men are and significant their Ulysses S Grant * * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * * Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet. The list of American war heroes who went on to become presidents includes men as little remembered as Zachary Taylor and as famous as Dwight D. Eisenhower. While venerable though these men are and significant their place in American history, they cannot equal the status of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general who rose through the ranks from virtual obscurity to command. Inside you will read about... ✓ The Undistinguished Hiram Ulysses Grant ✓ The Mexican War and Marriage ✓ The Failure ✓ War to the Rescue ✓ The Triumphant General Grant ✓ The War Hero President ✓ Government: The Next Battlefield ✓ The Last Battle He was a modest man with a series of failures behind him, but when success came to him on the battlefield, it brought a nation back to wholeness. Grant faced financial ruin, alcoholism, family trials, and cancer with the same steady courage that he employed in battle. He is one of the most famous, yet also one of the least well-known, of America’s heroes, well worth an introduction.

30 review for Ulysses S Grant: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 8)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Ulysses S, Grant is what I consider a prime example of the “Peter Principal.” Some may be acquainted with this principal, is a management theory set out by Laurence J. Peter in the book, The Peter Principal that was published in 1969. This book explains how everyone has a minimum and maximum ideal working level. People have to be challenged enough to remain productive but once their position exceeds their natural ability level, performance stagnated and they have advanced too far. U, S, Grant wa Ulysses S, Grant is what I consider a prime example of the “Peter Principal.” Some may be acquainted with this principal, is a management theory set out by Laurence J. Peter in the book, The Peter Principal that was published in 1969. This book explains how everyone has a minimum and maximum ideal working level. People have to be challenged enough to remain productive but once their position exceeds their natural ability level, performance stagnated and they have advanced too far. U, S, Grant wasn’t particularly good at West Point (graduating twenty-first out of a class of thirty-nine). During the Mexican / American War, he performed with bravery but far from the budding military leader he would become just a few years later. His various business failures as a civilian are proof that the challenge wasn’t great enough to afford him space to exploit his natural talents. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was once again called into service and as a West Point Graduate soon found him wearing stars on his shoulders. Here he was in his natural element and served his country well. After the war as an acclaimed war hero, Grant was to advance to the White House to become the 18th president of the United States. Grant, always a good and unassuming man, was an utter failure as president. Unlike the military, where everything is structured, politics are anything but. Corruption ran ramped in his administration and he was helpless to stop it; clearly above his maximum performance level. This book (with a title almost as long as the book itself) gives the reader an abridged, bird’s eye view of a great man. It serves beautifully as a preamble or aperitif to a number of books about Grant with much more literary meat in which to sink your reading teeth into. Consider this a stepping-stone to greater things. This book reveals the enigma of U, S. Grant but does little to explain it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Ewagner

    Good concise summary I wish they would list the author and some background on them so we knew more about them and other books they wrote.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Julian Orozco, Jr.

    Hero With A Heart U.S. Grant was a hero, military genius and a great president. Unfortunately too trusting of so many so called friends and acquaintances. He lost or made a few investments that left him broke. This little book does quick justice to the man in Grants tomb. Excellent read. I've got to inquire more about Ulysses S. Grant. Hero With A Heart U.S. Grant was a hero, military genius and a great president. Unfortunately too trusting of so many so called friends and acquaintances. He lost or made a few investments that left him broke. This little book does quick justice to the man in Grants tomb. Excellent read. I've got to inquire more about Ulysses S. Grant.

  4. 4 out of 5

    jparvinjr

    Excellent reading. Ulysses S. Grant was a one of a kind. In his early life may have been a disaster of sorts. But once he was back in the army and in command during the Civil war, he had made a name that would help him in his future explores 18th president of the United States.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Eileen Carter

    Filled with facts This book is a quick read that is filed with facts about Ulysses s Grant. It was very interesting to know that he was not successful in business but that didn't so him from becoming President. Filled with facts This book is a quick read that is filed with facts about Ulysses s Grant. It was very interesting to know that he was not successful in business but that didn't so him from becoming President.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Bruce

    One more excellent brief Hourly History biographies.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Good, fast read If you want a quick glimpse into the past these books are perfect. They needed to be edited but I am not an English major.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Koronkiewicz

    Learned things I enjoyed this book mainly because I learned thing about that time in American I did not know. Very easy and enjoyable read.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anirudh Parthasarathy

    This is a book part of the Hourly History series capturing the significant events of the life of the American Civil War hero and two time president, Ulysses S. Grant. The book starts with Ulysses S. Grant’s ordinary beginning; someone who was too timid and had no special skill but for his knowledge about animals and horse riding; eventually ends up in the military in exchange for free college education who eventually quit after the US – Mexico war. The book then talks about Grant’s failed venture This is a book part of the Hourly History series capturing the significant events of the life of the American Civil War hero and two time president, Ulysses S. Grant. The book starts with Ulysses S. Grant’s ordinary beginning; someone who was too timid and had no special skill but for his knowledge about animals and horse riding; eventually ends up in the military in exchange for free college education who eventually quit after the US – Mexico war. The book then talks about Grant’s failed ventures; be it farming or business. However, with the Southern States launching a rebellion in order to retain their right to keep slaves; little did the country expect to find an able general in Ulysses Grant whose success in the Civil War and keeping the Union together made him a national hero. The book ends with a short note on his presidency. The book followed the typical pattern the Hourly History series usually follows in case of covering a personality; that is, events being arranged chronologically and also covering every significant event. The book also gave a sufficient background to the Civil War and also focused a little on Grant’s personal views which were towards abolition of slavery. I have always found Grant’s rise interesting considering, the honour of leading the Union could’ve well gone to the opponent considering it was the Confederate General Robert E. Lee who was offered it first but chose to lead the Confederates since his home state Virginia joined the Confederates. How Grant managed to maintain the Union was also something captured well, as to how he offered Lee rather liberal terms of surrender which ensured a peaceful post war transition. However, I felt the book could have concentrated a little more on his presidency, considering that his political career was scandal ridden but then, the book just touches upon them in barely a paragraph and I actually wished to know a little more about them but then, I guess I would have to rely on other sources to know more about them. Alas, it is ironic that I am reviewing about Ulysses S. Grant, the person who first gave voting rights to all regardless of ethnicity on the same day when Donald J. Trump is going to swear-in as the 45th President of the United States (in less than an hour from the time of this post, to be precise); a person who just seems too keen on dividing the country along ethnic lines. On the whole, I would award the book a rating of three on five.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Debbie Clark

    Interesting! This book provides much information about Ulysses S Grant that I did not know. It is an inspiring tale of a man who having been a mediocre student failed at business and farming yet became a great general, a Civil War hero, a US President and a writer.

  11. 5 out of 5

    raymond arroyo

  12. 4 out of 5

    edhem

  13. 4 out of 5

    peter aitchison

  14. 4 out of 5

    Brooke Somero

  15. 5 out of 5

    James Atwell

  16. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

  17. 4 out of 5

    DEBrianKelley

  18. 5 out of 5

    Richard Swanson

  19. 5 out of 5

    Brandi Dalseg

  20. 5 out of 5

    Ron Navarra

  21. 4 out of 5

    Greg Foley

  22. 4 out of 5

    Philip Rogers

  23. 5 out of 5

    John

  24. 4 out of 5

    Srilakshmi Reddy

  25. 5 out of 5

    Randall M. Wnkle

  26. 4 out of 5

    Randolph Mantovani

  27. 4 out of 5

    CRG

  28. 4 out of 5

    Darren

  29. 4 out of 5

    Elaine

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ed Bowe

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