Still a Mystery? General Grant and the Historians, 1981–2006

  title={Still a Mystery? General Grant and the Historians, 1981–2006},
  author={Ethan S. Rafuse},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  pages={849 - 874}
  • Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • The Journal of Military History
  • In 1879 General William T. Sherman remarked that, although he had known Ulysses S. Grant for years, "to me he is a mystery, and I believe he is a mystery to himself." Over the last quarter-century many authors have claimed to have solved or at least shed fresh light on the mystery of Grant. For the most part, they have portrayed Grant as a great general and good man, dissenting strongly with the highly negative portrayal of Grant contained in William S. McFeely's 1981 Pulitzer Prize–winning… CONTINUE READING
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