Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

President Grant Reconsidered Paperback – August 25, 1999


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$290.80
Paperback
"Please retry"
$173.58 $95.23
Year-End%20Deals%20in%20Books
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Holiday Deals in Books
Holiday Deals in Books
Find deals for every reader in the Holiday Deals in Books store, featuring savings of up to 50% on cookbooks, children's books, literature & fiction, and more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Madison Books (August 25, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1568331320
  • ISBN-13: 978-1568331324
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,668,176 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
8
4 star
0
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 9 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 9, 2004
Format: Paperback
This is probably the bravest Grant book ever written. Even those biographers favorable to him have a tendency, like so many sheep, to parrot the same old lines about him as the bumbling, inept politician who presided over one of the most corrupt administrations is American history. It does not seem to bother these historians that they are, for the most part, simply repeating partisan attacks that had been made against him by his political enemies for their own questionable (to say the least) reasons.
Frank Scaturro is the first writer I have ever seen to use a fresh approach to the Grant presidency, pointing out not only that the much touted scandals of his term in office were frequently based on weak or exaggerated evidence, but that Grant himself was a strong, enlightened leader who accomplished more than most want to admit. It seems that the victor of Vicksburg and Appomattox was not all that different from the man who occupied the White House, after all.
This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to hear "the other side of the story" of Grant's oft-belittled political career.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By ESHoch@aol.com on October 23, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book presents a compelling argument for why US Grant's much-maligned presidency actually was far more successful than the "conventional wisdom" would hold. This especially is true in the areas of Reconstruction (where Grant's attempts to protect the rights of the freed blacks would not be equalled until the 1960s), international affairs (where the resolution of the ALABAMA claims established standards still used today for the peaceful arbitration of international disputes), the economy (in which Grant's politically unpopular stances on principle served well the long-term interests of the United States), and in presidential relationships with the Congress. It also dispells many of the myths surrounding the "corruption" in the Grant Administration, thus helping to explain why Grant remained extraordinarily popular after he left office, so much so that four years later (in 1880), there were serious efforts to have Grant break precedent and seek a third term. This book is but one of many recent scholarly efforts in which Grant's reputation, both as a brilliant general and as an able chief executive, are being restored.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Karl Granat on March 11, 2001
Format: Paperback
During the 50 years following the Civil War, the presidency of U. S. Grant was completely distored in an attempt to diminish the accomplishments of the Grant era (Civil Rights) and to take away some of the luster from the man who saved the Union.
The Democratic party- particullary of the South- stiffled the great civil rights efforts of the Republicans during reconstruction. As time passed, and voting rights and other legislative initatives of the Granta administration were dismembered by the Southern Demacrats, they constantly sought to sully the memory of Grant. One of the keys to that effort was portraying the Grant administration in a bad light in terms of corruption. This was done by distortion history, and the outright falsification of the facts involved in the Grant administration. To a large extent these distortions have not been challanged.
Grant Reconsidered presents the historical record in a straight fowrward manner: The Grant presidency offered tremendous acomplishments- and really offered a bridge from a slave nation to a nation where all men have the same rights. An outstanding book!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 23, 1999
Format: Hardcover
At a time when one of America's most famous historians defends a President against rape charges by arguing that "gentlemen always lie about sex," this book is a welcome reminder that historians can greatly distort their subject matter. President Grant, as shown by Mr. Scaturro, was one of the great civil rights Presidents and a strong chief executive. That he is remembered as a failure says less about him as President than it does about the sheeplike quality of American academia who have tarnished his reputation. All Presidential Administrations probably have a certain level of corruption and the amount of publicity such corruption receives has nothing to do with the actual level of venality. This is one of the crucial books on American history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Bunny on October 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
Mr. Scaturro effectively refutes over 100 years of uninformed and biased analysis of the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. This book is must reading for any admirer of Grant, presidential buff or student of American history.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?