skip to Main Navigation
skip to Main Content
skip to Footer
Created with Sketch.
FREE SHIPPING Every Day With Purchases Of $60 Or More Of Eligible Items. Online Orders Only.
Click Here To Search
Help / Contact
Login / Signup
Create an Account
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Sign In / Create Account
Love & Marriage
UM Music & Worship Resources
New Revised Standard Version
Common English Bible
New International Version
English Standard Version
King James Version
New King James Version
New Living Translation
Curriculum Automatic Shipping
Disciple Bible Studies
Church Growth & Outreach
Family & Relationships
Adult Bible Studies
Studies for Women
Studies for Men
Prayer & Devotion
Social Issues & Community
United Methodist & Wesleyan
Attendance & Visitor Supplies
Banners & Flags
Bulletins & Stationery
Choir Robes & Supplies
Church Planners & Calendars
Cleaning & Safety Supplies
Electronics & Software
Handbells & Chimes
Music & Worship Resources
UM Official Resources
Fall and Advent Essentials 2023
Cokesbury's 2023-2024 Curriculum Catalog
Cokesbury VBS Catalog 2024
Cokesbury's Advent 2023 Studies Comparison Chart
Advent 2023 Studies Sampler
Amplify Media Planning Guide
Abingdon Press Women and Preaching Book Sampler
Word Alive 2024 Catalog
Liturgical Color Calendar 2023
Cokesbury VBS Comparison Chart 2024
Wesleyan Resources Catalog
Worship Essentials Catalog
Lent Studies 2024 Comparison Chart
Lent, Easter and Spring 2024 Catalog
Liturgical Color Calendar 2024
Abingdon Women Bible Studies Catalog
Accounting & Credit Services
Biography & Autobiography
Presidents & Heads of State
A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
Ronald C. White
NEW YORK TIMES
BESTSELLER - From the author of
a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals--and most misunderstood presidents
Finalist for the Gilder-Lehrman Military History Book Prize
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
Ronald C. White argues that we need to once more revise our estimates of him in the twenty-first.
Based on seven years of research with primary documents--some of them never examined by previous Grant scholars--this is destined to become
Grant biography of our time. White, a biographer exceptionally skilled at writing momentous history from the inside out, shows Grant to be a generous, curious, introspective man and leader--a willing delegator with a natural gift for managing the rampaging egos of his fellow officers. His wife, Julia Dent Grant, long marginalized in the historic record, emerges in her own right as a spirited and influential partner.
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 courage by racing against death to complete his
. Published by Mark Twain, it is widely considered to be the greatest autobiography by an American leader, but its place in Grant's life story has never been fully explored--until now.
One of those rare books that successfully recast our impression of an iconic historical figure,
gives us a finely honed, three-dimensional portrait of Grant the man--husband, father, leader, writer--that should set the standard by which all future biographies of him will be measured.
" Ronald C. White] portrays a deeply introspective man of ideals, a man of measured thought and careful action who found himself in the crosshairs of American history at its most crucial moment."
"White delineates Grant's virtues better than any author before. . . . By the end, readers will see how fortunate the nation was that Grant went into the world--to save the Union, to lead it and, on his deathbed, to write one of the finest memoirs in all of American letters."
New York Times Book Review
"Ronald White has restored Ulysses S. Grant to his proper place in history with a biography whose breadth and tone suit the man perfectly. Like Grant himself, this book will have staying power."
Wall Street Journal
"Magisterial . . . Grant's esteem in the eyes of historians has increased significantly in the last generation. . . .
] is the newest heavyweight champion in this movement."
The Boston Globe
"Superb . . . illuminating, inspiring and deeply moving . . . The Grant we meet in
is richly deserving of a fuller understanding and of celebration for the man he was and the legacy he left us."
"In this sympathetic, rigorously sourced biography, White . . . conveys the essence of Grant the man and Grant the warrior."
Eligible For Free Shipping
Temporarily out of stock, more on the way!
Ships from a Cokesbury Connect Partner.
Ronald C. White
Shipping & Returns
This item is available for return.
Cokesbury uses a variety of methods for ground shipping. At your request, we can also expedite order shipments for an additional charge. Cokesbury partners with UPS for these expedited deliveries.
The following items and their quantities are included in the kit product: