Legend has it that the term "lobbyist" originated during the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, who referred to the petitioners bombarding him with requests for support as "lobbyists" because they always ambushed him while he was trying to relax with a brandy in the lobby of the Willard Hotel in Washington. Show More Summary
GALENA (WGN) -- Three hours northwest of Chicago is a resort town famous for its golf courses in the summer and skiing in winter. It's also the historical home of President Ulysses S. Grant. So what drew WGN investigates to Galena? Turns out there's a scandal that's got many of its 3,000 residents talking. Show More Summary
1. Ronald C. White, American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant is still underrated, this book is highly readable and to the point and not to fusty. Someone should get Paul Krugman (a Grant fan) to review this book. 2. Jeffrey...Show More Summary
A magisterial new biography fails to crack the mystery of America’s greatest general.
The President promised peace with Indians — and covertly hatched the plot that provoked one of the bloodiest conflicts in the West
In “American Ulysses,” Ronald C. White focuses on Grant’s virtues instead of his flaws.
'American Ulysses' offers a revisionist portrait of Grant's presidency.
(Steven Hayward) Surveying the electoral scene of the moment summons to mind Henry Adams’s mordant observation that the progression of presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant was a sufficient refutation of the theory of evolution. Show More Summary
Ronald C. White History, And why it matters. Friends at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site near St. Louis tell me most visitors arrive with little knowledge of Grant—but leave with deep appreciation. In my biography of Abraham Lincoln, I wrote of Grant, the decorated Civil War general, but I now confess: I did not fully know the man. Show More Summary
This is the grave of Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant was a failure at basically everything in life up to the Civil War, rose out of obscurity and disgrace to lead the nation in the crushing of treason in defense of slavery (although Grant himself had married into a slaveholding family), became the nation’s […]
When it comes to beautiful prose written by a thoroughly decent man, it is difficult to beat the memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. If we take our time - a chapter or two a day works nicely - not only will we find a new appreciation for those...Show More Summary
1861 - USS Tyler and USS Lexington, support Gen. Ulysses S. Grants Army operations against strategic Paducah and Smithland, Ky. The ships mobile firepower assists in the capture of the cities,
BUSH DERANGEMENT SYNDROME STRIKES AGAIN IN NEW BIO OF 43D PRESIDENT: [Jean Edward Smith] has written critically acclaimed biographies of FDR, Eisenhower, Ulysses Grant and John Marshall. Now he’s published one of George W. Bush. It’s so replete with factual errors and baseless assertions that it should call Smith’s credibility into question, make us reexamine his […]
When former President Ulysses S. Grant was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1884, the topic of the disease and its incurable nature became a point of national discussion. That same year, the cornerstone of this unique historic building...Show More Summary
Fun fact about Doug Smith: His great-great-great grandfather was Ulysses S. Grant. Funnier fact about Smith: Monday night was his debut on Conan, and Smith could find ways to poke fun at how he doesn't measure up to his famous lineage, as well as how his father lost an eye while working the BBQ grill. […]
If you could have dinner with one person who is no longer with us, who would it be? David H. Petraeus, a former C.I.A. director and general, writes about his choice.
During the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant sent a lock of hair to his wife, Julia, nestled inside a sweet love letter to her. And years before, while serving in the Mexican War, he sent her a note with this postscript: "Before I seal this, I will pick a wildflower off the bank of the Rio Grande […]
Today is the day I celebrate a shy, unassuming man—Lincoln's most trusted general—who saved the nation from the traitorous Confederacy.Ulysses S. Grant opposed and personally hated slavery, but was too shy, reticent, and uncertain to say no when his wife's parents gave him a personal slave, William Jones, for a wedding gift. Show More Summary
Coroner's officials are investigating the death of a Colton 6th-grader who died after a school soccer game, authorities said. Officials said Dominick Gallegos, 12, a student at Ulysses S. Grant Elementary School, was playing soccer around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday when he suddenly collapsed on the field. ...
Even richer than Ulysses S. Grant! Also, this has ramifications for the Colts and the NFL, which are way more important than American History. Just how much is Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck going to get paid? He's going to get paid a lot, like the kind of deal that sets a new precedent for quarterback pay in the NFL. Show More Summary