The Generalship Of Ulysses S. Grant


By J. F. C. Fuller

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“This analysis of one of America’s greatest soldiers by one of Britain’s foremost soldiers and military analysts of the twentieth century remains today one of the most incisive portraits of Grant’s generalship ever written. It brilliantly refutes the notion that Grant relied only on brute force to achieve his victories, demonstrating instead the mastery of mobility, surprise, cool judgment, and strategic coordination that made Grant the premier Civil War general.”–James M. McPherson, author of Battle Cry of Freedom

“A classic analysis of U.S. Grant, Fuller’s work makes a strong case for the general as the pre-eminent soldier of his era. It is essential reading for students of Civil War military leadership.”–Gary Gallagher, editor of Fighting for the Confederacy


On Sale
Aug 22, 1991
Page Count
472 pages
Da Capo Press

J. F. C. Fuller

About the Author

Major General J.F.C. Fuller (1878-1966) was one of the most important and original military thinkers of this century. He served as lieutenant in the Boer War, organized the first British tank corps in World War I, and developed the strategy and tactics of tank warfare which were later put to such effective use by the Nazis for their World War II blitzkriegs. His many books include A Military History of the Western World (3 volumes), The Generalship of Ulysses S. Grant, Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, and Tyrant, and The Generalship of Alexander the Great, all of which are available from Da Capo Press.

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