Item description for Ulysses S. Grant: Politician by William Best Hesseltine...
Was Grant corrupt or just had too many enemies? Hesseltine tries to answer this question in this 1935 book.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.33" Weight: 2.03 lbs.
Publisher Simon Publications
ISBN 1931313857 ISBN13 9781931313858
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More About William Best Hesseltine
William Best Hesseltine was born in 1902 and died in 1963.
Reviews - What do customers think about Ulysses S. Grant: Politician?
Outdated, but with a caveat Feb 19, 2004
Grant's Presidency has undergone significant revisionism in the past several years. Hesseltine's book was published in 1937, when Grant's reputation was at a low ebb. In addition, Hesseltine was morbidly anti-Grant and produced a book of extraordinary one-sidedess regarding USG's time in the White House. One can only wonder why this book has been republished, considering it is grossly out of date. It is also full of condescending, insulting and inaccurate characterizations of Grant, and plodding in the extreme. It's one of the more famously badly written books on Grant and is the subject of much ridicule by those unfortunate enough to have read it.
Here's an example of Hesseltine's literary style: "Ulysses S. Grant was a loser. Even dogs didn't like him." Hello, Hesseltine: Grant won the civil war, so much for your "loser" tag.
The one bright spot is that Hesseltine does include a chapter on Grant's personality and private life. This is a surprisingly accurate and refreshing look at Grant. Hesseltine throws considerable light on Grant as a human being and the results are pleasing. This one chapter, however, does not rescue the remainder of the book. The rest of the it is snide and quite mind-numbingly boring. Avoid this tripe at all hazards.