Category Archives: American History

Ulysses S. Grant: New Biography of ‘A Nobody From Nowhere’ – The New York Times

  AMERICAN ULYSSES           A Life of Ulysses S. Grant By Ronald C. White        Illustrated. 826 pp. Random House. $35 “Gore Vidal did not expect Ulysses S. Grant to be funny. In the novel “1876,” Vidal’s protagonist, Charles Schermerhorn Schuyler, hears … Continue reading

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Allen Guelzo: What Did Lincoln Really Think of Jefferson?

Allen Guelzo, NYT: ” “Mr. Lincoln hated Thomas Jefferson as a man,” wrote William Henry Herndon, Lincoln’s law partner of 14 years — and “as a politician.” Especially after Lincoln read Theodore F. Dwight’s sensational, slash-all biography of Jefferson in … Continue reading

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