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The Man Who Saved the Union

Ulysses Grant in War and Peace

The Man Who Saved the Union( )
Author: Brands, H. W.
ISBN:978-0-385-53241-9
Publication Date:Oct 2012
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.99
Book Description:

From New York Timesbestselling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history.Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of...
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Book Details
Pages:736
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Presidents & Heads Of State
Biography & Autobiography / Military
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.1 x 24.3 x 4.8 cm
Book Weight:1.156 Kilograms
Author Biography
Brands, H. W. (Author)
H.W. Brands was born Henry William Brands in Oregon. He graduated from Stanford University in 1975 with a B.A. in history, and from Jesuit High School in Portland, Oregon. He went on to earn his graduate degree in mathematics and history in Oregon and Texas. He taught at Vanderbilt University and Texas A&M University before he joined the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. He acquired the title of Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the U of Texas. He specializes in American History and politics, with books including Traitor to His Class, Andrew Jackson, The Age of Gold, the First American, and TR. Several of his books have been best sellers, including one recently published, The General vs. the President. Two of them - Traitor to His Class and The First American were finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He lectures often on historical and current events and he can be seen and heard on national television and radio programs.

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