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Could a hardworking man who seemingly failed at everything he did become a leader of men in wartime and president of a young nation struggling for its identity in a time of great expansion? May I Quote You, General Grant? answers that question with a glimpse at the man who claimed such accomplishments. With his gruff personality, slovenly appearance, and humble character, Ulysses S. Grant hardly represented a figure who would have inspired loyalty -- either on the battlefield or along the tortuous paths that a developing nation would need to follow toward becoming a world power. Grant's uncommon determination, however, allowed him to seize victory during the Civil War and helped whisk him to the presidency for two successive terms.
Amazingly, Ulysses S. Grant seemingly failed at everything he did before the war, yet he became a successful leader of men in wartime and later president in a crucial period of American history. The quotations in this book provide insight into the strength and character that he showed throughout his life.