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Grant

Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and as President served eight consecutive years in the White House. As General in Chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. As President, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president. Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments and argues that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Grant guided the nation through the post-Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction in the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House.

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  • "Ulysses S. Grant was the first four-star general in the history of the United States Army and as President served eight consecutive years in the White House. As General in Chief, Grant revolutionized modern warfare. As President, he brought stability to the country after years of war and upheaval. Yet today Grant is remembered as a brilliant general but a failed president. Jean Edward Smith reconciles these conflicting assessments and argues that Grant is greatly underrated as a president. Grant guided the nation through the post-Civil War era, overseeing Reconstruction in the South and enforcing the freedoms of new African-American citizens. His presidential accomplishments were as considerable as his military victories, says Smith, for the same strength of character that made him successful on the battlefield also characterized his years in the White House."@en

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