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This Was the Battle Ulysses S. Grant Hoped He 'Would Not Fight Again'

“Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. A battle with them outside of entrenchments cannot be had.” Thwarted by the Army of Northern Virginia at the North Anna River, Grant was preparing to swing around Robert E. Show More Summary

This Was the Battle Ulysses S. Grant Hoped He 'Would Not Fight Again'

Warfare History Network History, North America Many federal soldiers who survived the battle agreed. “Lee’s army is really whipped,” declared Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant to Maj. Gen. Henry Halleck on May 26, 1864. “The prisoners we now take show it, and the actions of his army show it unmistakably. Show More Summary

Manvotional: The Lesson General Grant Learned About Fear During the Civil War

Editor’s note: After the Battle of Bull Run, Ulysses S. Grant was appointed colonel of a regiment of infantry. In this excerpt from his personal memoirs, he reveals the anxiety he felt as he led his men in their first serious expedition...Show More Summary

Ulysses S. Grant, Wendy Pearlman, and More Books We’re Reading This Week

Louisa Thomas recommends “The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant,” Robin Wright recommends Wendy Pearlman’s “Voices from Syria,” and Benjamin Wallace-Wells recommends “In Praise of Forgetting,” by David Rieff.

Lionsgate, Appian Way To Make Ulysses S. Grant Film; Option Ron Chernow Bio

EXCLUSIVE: Lionstate and Appian Way have acquired movie rights to Grant, the new bestselling Ron Chernow biography of Ulysses S. Grant. David James Kelly has been set to adapt. Chernow is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Washington: A Life, whose Alexander Hamilton was the inspiration for Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony winning musical Hamilton. Show More Summary

Letters to the Editor

Readers respond to Ron Chernow’s biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Bill Clinton’s review.

The Triumph of NAFTA

DigMag11.13.17.jpg National Review ’s latest digital magazine is out today for subscribers, featuring Kevin D. Williamson’s cover story on NAFTA. Also inside you’ll find Lance Morrow on Ulysses S. Grant, and a review of Victor DavisShow More Summary

Steven Spielberg Made a Movie About the Wrong Amendment

“The adoption of the 15th Amendment … constitutes the most important event that has occurred, since the nation came into life.” Ulysses S. Grant, as quoted in Ron Chernow’s new biography.

The Book Review Podcast: Ron Chernow on ‘Grant

Chernow talks about his new biography of Ulysses S. Grant, and Mike Wallace discusses “Greater Gotham: A History of New York City From 1898 to 1919.”

Give Me Grant: An American Musical

Want to listen to this article out loud? Hear it on Slate Voice. No American ever rose further faster than Ulysses S. Grant. Grant washed out of the Army after a promising start—West Point, Mexican-American War heroics—and by 1859, he could be found wandering the streets of St. Show More Summary

Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant

Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.

Books of The Times: In Ron Chernow’s ‘Grant,’ an American Giant’s Makeover Continues

Chernow is out to find undiscovered nobility in Ulysses S. Grant’s story, and he succeeds.

Ron Chernow’s “Grant

(Paul Mirengoff) For years, John and I have defended the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, rated by most historians as a failure and by some as among the worst in American history. This post is, I think, my most extensive commentary on the subject. Show More Summary

U.S. Civil War telegram expected to bring $75,000+ at Heritage Auctions

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

An important telegraph from Ulysses S. Grant to Gen. William T. Sherman giving Sherman permission to destroy all of Georgia during his conquest of Confederate forces is expected to sell for at least $75,000 when it comes up for auction Oct. Show More Summary

Remove the Robert E. Lee Statue, Charlottesville, but Don't Destroy It

2 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Henry Shrady carved the Lee statue and also a Ulysses Grant memorial. His handiwork is a key to understanding how the sculptor and his generation could admire both men.

Politicizing Charlottesville and Hurricane Harvey

How did we go, less than a week after racist violence in Charlottesville, Va., from removing statues of Robert E. Lee to talking about obliterating edifices honoring Ulysses S. Grant and Christopher Columbus? The short answer is: “It’s human nature.” But I’ll amplify. “Disasters should not be politicized — it’s about people’s lives and getting […]

War on History Endangers Grant’s Tomb

The campaign against American history is not just some belated mop-up operation left over from the Civil War. Robert E. Lee was only a starting point. Ulysses S. Grant defeated

De Blasio Won't Say If Ulysses S. Grant Statue Is A Hate Symbol

Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to be dogged by questions of where to draw the line when it comes to his new 90-day review of "hate symbols" in New York City. Speaking Tuesday, the mayor was at a loss when asked what would happen to public depictions of former U.S. Show More Summary

Book Review: The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Extracts from Grant's Personal Memoirs, with some lessons for the present day.

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