Summary, Analysis & Review of Ronald C. White’s American Ulysses by Instaread
Ronald C. White's American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant is a biography of general, president, and statesman Ulysses S. Grant. During his lifetime, ... Grant was considered one of the great American leaders, comparable to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. His reputation has fallen over time, but author Ronald White aims to restore him to his former glory.
Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant in Ohio in 1822. He was the eldest son of Jesse Root Grant, a tanner. Jesse hoped that Ulysses would take over the tannery business, but Ulysses hated the work. Jesse decided that Ulysses should attend West Point and arranged for him to be nominated by Congressman Thomas L. Hamer. Hamer miswrote Grant’s name as Ulysses Simpson Grant, which became his name for the rest of his life.
At West Point, Grant read novels voraciously and excelled at horsemanship. He did well in mathematics and…
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