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Ulysses S. Grant

A Bibliography

by Marie Ellen Kelsey

 

Containing 4242 citations, Ulysses S. Grant: A Bibliography is the most extensive and current resource for researching the life of Union General and President Ulysses S. Grant, his family, and his associates.

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September 2005

Praeger

Pages 520
Volumes 1
Size 6 1/8x9 1/4
Topics American History/General
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In Ulysses S. Grant: A Bibliography, Dr. Kelsey has created an invaluable resource for Grant scholars. The bibliography consists of twenty chapters covering Grant's early life, his careers both as soldier and as president, his associations with various individuals, his post-presidency activities, the role alcohol played in his life, his battle with throat cancer, and ultimately, his tragic death. What makes this book truly special is that Kelsey cites not only the usual books and journals but also a wide variety of nontraditional materials ranging from manuscripts to musical scores. Additionally, she has created a list of cited journals with OCLC numbers, making precise identification of old and obscure journals easy for researchers. Kelsey's sources are varied and multidimensional: she includes scholarly, popular, and ephemeral works to present the fullest possible picture of the legendary president.

Kelsey also lists many obscure sources on not only Grant but also his associates, including all his cabinet members. The work includes citations about Julia Dent Grant, other Grant family members, Grant's cabinet members, John Rawlins, William Tecumseh Sherman, Ely Parker, Abraham Lincoln. Libraries of all types could benefit from including this resource in the reference collection. The text might get the most use in historical society libraries, as well as in the libraries of colleges and universities. Public libraries and private individuals interested in Grant and the Civil War would also appreciate the book's comprehensive nature.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.Manuscript and Archival SourcesPublished Writings and Speeches of Ulysses S. GrantBiographical Publications of Ulysses S. GrantChildhood and Early DevelopmentMilitary Career, Part 1: Mexican War, Western Posts, Civilian LifeMilitary Career, Part 2: Return to the Army, War in the WestMilitary Career, Part 3: Lieutenant General, War in the East, The Grand ReviewMilitary Career, Part 4: Associates and ProfilesEarly Political CareerPresidential Election of 1868The First Grant Administration, 1869-1873Personalities of the First Grant AdministrationPresidential Election of 1872The Second Grant Administration, 1873-1877Personalities of the Second Grant AdministrationFamily and Personal LifePost-Presidential YearsHistoriographical MaterialsIconography and Dramatic MediaHistoric Sites and Organizations

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"Like other volumes in the series, this one includes an exhaustive list of primary and secondary sources related to Grant's personal, military, and political life. The result is 4,242 items that span 402 pages. As a tool for researchers this bibliography is indespensable."—H-Net Reviews

"It is the most comprehensive bibliography on Ulysses S. Grant to date, covering every facet of the president's life. Kelsey has compiled more than forty-two hundred entries including monographs, articles, dissertations, government documents, and more....It is recommended for both public and academic libraries."—Reference & User Services Quarterly

"There is much information available about Grant (1822-85) during the Civil War, in which he was a heroic general for the US, says Kelsey, but very little scholarly work on his presidency in 1869-77, and most of that soundly negative without much factual background. She cites, and in most cases briefly describes and assesses, sources within such sections as manuscript and archival sources, his published writings and speeches, his military career in the Mexican War and the Civil War, the elections and his two presidential terms, family and personal life, post-presidental years, iconography and dramatic media, and historical sites and organizations."—Reference & Research Book News

Awards

Best Bibliographies in History 2006 RUSA History Section, Bibliography and Inde

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