Ronald C. White, American Ulysses 1st ed., Signed


From the Award Winning Biographer of Lincoln and Chamberlain!

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Ronald C. White’s American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant helped revolutionize the history of the great general and president in the 21st Century.

In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the “Trinity of Great American Leaders.” But the battlefield commander-turned-commander-in-chief fell out of favor in the twentieth century. In American Ulysses, Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the twenty-first.

Grant was not only a brilliant general but also a passionate defender of equal rights in post-Civil War America. After winning election to the White House in 1868, he used the power of the federal government to battle the Ku Klux Klan. He was the first president to state that the government’s policy toward American Indians was immoral, and the first ex-president to embark on a world tour, and he cemented his reputation for personal courage by racing against death to complete his Personal Memoirs. Published by Mark Twain, it is widely considered to be the greatest memoir by an American leader, but its place in Grant’s life story has never been fully explored—until now.

Very good; dust jacket. Signed.

Ronald C. White. American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. NY: (2016) 1st edition, illus., maps.

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