Captain Sam Grant

Captain Sam Grant This biography covers Grant s youth and young manhood from to The narrative covers from Grant s birth his days at West Point his courtship and marriage his experiences during the Mexican w

  • Title: Captain Sam Grant
  • Author: Lloyd Lewis
  • ISBN: 9780316523486
  • Page: 314
  • Format: Paperback
  • This biography covers Grant s youth and young manhood from 1822 to 1861 The narrative covers from Grant s birth, his days at West Point his courtship and marriage, his experiences during the Mexican war, and his subsequent time as a civilian before his comeback as a soldier during the Civil War.

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    1. This is a part of a trilogy. The first work, "Captain Sam Grant," was authored by Lloyd Lewis. Unfortunately, he died before he was able to complete the full biography (indeed, he died before this volume was actually published). As the publisher notes, though, Lewis had amassed a great deal of information. Finally, well-known historian Bruce Catton agreed to complete the trilogy (His two works are "Grant Moves South" and "Grant Takes Command"). The three works together provide a good biography o [...]

    2. This is the first book of a trilogy, Captain Sam Grant, Grant Moves South, and Grant Takes Command, covering the life of Ulysses S. Grant through the Civil War. Unfortunately, neither Lloyd Lewis, the first book's author, nor Bruce Catton, who penned the following two, covered Grant's presidency nor the unfortunate final years of his life. Lewis died after finishing Captain Sam Grant.The narrative style is similar to Douglas S. Freeman's in his slightly earlier trilogy on Robert E. Lee; that is, [...]

    3. Lloyd Lewis isn't a writer on par with Bruce Catton - however Lloyd's book is well worth the read - Grant's life is critically important to our nation's history - next up is GRANT by Jean Edward Smith (covers Grant's presidency) - my guess is that Grant has forever been defamed by those in thrall to an American aristocracy - Grant, a true hero of the common man. Lewis also managed to squeeze in the best lawyer joke ever - I'll have to visit Galena, IL - it's too close to pass up

    4. I found this book delightful. Since it's only volume 1 of a 3-part biography, and since volumes 2 and 3 were written by Bruce Catton, I wasn't expecting it to measure up to Catton's style. Lloyd Lewis doesn't write exactly like Catton, but his tale of Grant's early life is very readable. I highly recommend it!

    5. This is a very good book. It adds depth to the stories and rumors regarding Ulysses S. Grant early life as well as reveal many facts not previously known.

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