Alumni Ink

Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1864:
His Rise from Obscurity to Military Greatness

By William Farina ’78, ’81 J.D.
Evanston Ill.
McFarland & Company Inc.

Valpo (Valparaiso University alumni magazine)
Fall 2008

His biography about Ulysses S. Grant details the three years in which Grant rose from shop clerk to general in chief of the U.S. Army. Grant’s campaigns, including Vicksburg and Chattanooga, are discussed in depth in the book, as are topics that include Grant’s personal qualities, background and his informal and unorthodox command style. Farina answers the question, “What happened in between the battles?”

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