Unconditional surrender : U.S. Grant and the Civil War
|Format:||Print Book 1994|
|Availability:||Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies|
When the small, stoop-shouldered man in a rumpled uniform and scuffed boots, accompanied by a thirteen-year-old boy, asked for a room at Willard's Hotel in Washington, D.C., he was offered a small room on the top floor. But when the clerk saw the man's signature, suddenly a suite was found for him. The man was Ulysses S. Grant, and President Lincoln recently had appointed him commander in chief of the Union forces. Noted historian Albert Marrin tells how this reluctant soldier became the leader who was able to bring final victory to the Union after years of bloody, wrenching civil war. Along the way he describes how soldiers lived in army camps: their food, their recreation, their thoughts, taken from diaries and letters home, and brings to the reader the experience of war: the fear, the deadly mistakes, the early medical services to the wounded, and always the heroism. Dr. Marrin re-creates the battles of Grant's campaigns and puts them in historical perspective. He makes it clear to his readers why both Abraham Lincoln and the ordinary Yankee soldier were willing to trust the outcome of the war and the future of the country to this unlikely hero.
Published ReviewsBooklist Review: "
Grant, Ulysses S.
-- (Ulysses Simpson),
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
|Publisher|| New York : Toronto : New York :Atheneum ;1994
Maxwell Macmillan Canada ;
Maxwell Macmillan International,
200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-196) and index.