Grant Takes Command

In Grant Takes Command, Catton offers readers an in-depth portrait of an extraordinary warrior and unparalleled military strategist whose brilliant battlefield leadership saved an endangered Union.

Grant Takes Command

Grant Takes Command

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s “lively and absorbing” biography of Ulysses S. Grant and his leadership during the Civil War (The New York Times Book Review). This conclusion to Bruce Catton’s acclaimed history of General Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant’s bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate Army at Vicksburg, President Lincoln promoted him to the head of the Army of the Potomac. The newly named general was virtually unknown to the Union’s military high command, but he proved himself in the brutal closing year and a half of the War Between the States. Grant’s strategic brilliance and unshakeable tenacity crushed the Confederacy in the battles of the Overland Campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg. In the spring of 1865, Grant finally forced Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House, thus ending the bloodiest conflict on American soil. Although tragedy struck only days later when Lincoln—whom Grant called “incontestably the greatest man I have ever known”—was assassinated, Grant’s military triumphs would ensure that the president’s principles of unity and freedom would endure. In Grant Takes Command, Catton offers readers an in-depth portrait of an extraordinary warrior and unparalleled military strategist whose brilliant battlefield leadership saved an endangered Union.

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Grant Takes Command
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Bruce Catton
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-03 - Publisher: Open Road Media

The Pulitzer Prize–winning historian’s “lively and absorbing” biography of Ulysses S. Grant and his leadership during the Civil War (The New York Times Book Review). This conclusion to Bruce Catton’s acclaimed history of General Grant begins in the summer of 1863. After Grant’s bold and decisive triumph over the Confederate
Grant Takes Command
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Bruce Catton
Categories: United States
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher:

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Grant takes command : by Bruce Catton. With maps by Samuel H. Bryant
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Bruce Catton
Categories: United States
Type: BOOK - Published: 1969 - Publisher:

Books about Grant takes command : by Bruce Catton. With maps by Samuel H. Bryant
Grant Takes Command: 1863 - 1865
Language: en
Pages: 556
Authors: Bruce Catton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990-04-18 - Publisher: Back Bay Books

A classic work of military history, follows the enigmatic commander in chief of the Union forces through the last year and a half of the Civil War. It is both a revelatory portrait of Ulysses S. Grant and the dramatic story of how the war was won.
U. S. Grant: The Civil War Years
Language: en
Pages: 1130
Authors: Bruce Catton
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-28 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Bruce Catton’s acclaimed two-book biography of complex and controversial Union commander Ulysses S. Grant. In these two comprehensive and engaging volumes, preeminent Civil War historian Bruce Catton follows the wartime movements of Ulysses S. Grant, detailing the Union commander’s bold tactics and his relentless dedication to achieving

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