A House Divided: The Lives of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee (Jules Archer History for Young Readers)

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A House Divided is an exciting introduction to two of the most fascinating players in the American Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant was gruff and sloppy, the son of a hardworking but uneducated man opposed to slavery. Robert E. Lee, a slave owner himself, was a polite, aristocratic Virginia gentleman who descended from the Revolutionary War hero Light-Horse Harry.” Both men studied at West Point but developed very different tactics Lee proved to be a careful strategist who made brilliant use of standard military tactics, while Grant was instinctive, spontaneous, and unconventional. Pitted against one another, the two became the most influential players in the bloodiest and most wrenching episode of American history. In alternating chapters, historian Jules Archer begins by exploring their formative years and early careers all the way through their postwar lives. Archer focuses on the men’s roles during the Civil War, detailing down to specific battles and decisions made by each man. Perfect for reluctant young historians as well as history-buffs-to-be.

Part of the Jules Archer History for Young Readers series by Sky Pony Press, this book is guaranteed to inspire interest in a crucial piece of American history

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Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published over seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California until his death in 2008.

Allen C. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and Director of Civil War Era Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of many books specializing on the Civil War, including Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America, and his articles and essays have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, and more. He lives in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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Grade 6 Up?A rather superficial overview of the lives of the two great generals. In alternating chapters, Archer looks at Grant and Lee's formative years and early careers. He then highlights their roles in the war, occasionally stopping at particular battles to demonstrate each man's character through his actions. The final two chapters tell of the subjects' postwar lives. Unfortunately, the author spends more time on the Civil War than on these two fascinating and very different men, and the breakneck speed with which readers are taken through the conflict will certainly confuse those with little background in the subject. The coverage seems to favor Lee, even though efforts are made to demythologize him. All of his illnesses and injuries are covered in great depth. The author also seems to dwell on reports of Grant's drinking. The book is illustrated with two clusters of good-quality, black-and-white reproductions. Students looking for biographical material on these figures will find more information in Albert Marrin's Unconditional Surrender and Virginia's General (both Atheneum, 1994).?Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN
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