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 Myths and facts about Ulysses S. Grant (U.S. Presidents: Myths Or Facts?)
 Author: Knopp, Ezra E.

 Publisher:  PowerKids (2024)

 Dewey: 973.8
 Classification: Biography
 Physical Description: 24 p., col. ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 527095 ISBN: 9781499444087
 Ages: 7-10 Grades: 2-5

 Grant, Ulysses S. -- (Ulysses Simpson), -- 1822-1885
 Presidents -- United States -- Biography
 United States -- History -- 1861-1865, Civil War

Price: $16.45

America's 18th president was, and still is, well known for his efforts leading the North to victory during the American Civil War. But many stories surrounding Grant aren't actually true. For example, is it true that Grant was arrested for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? Is it true that his middle name is actually Simpson? Readers will find the answers to these questions and more.

   School Library Journal (04/01/24)
   Booklist (05/15/24)

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School Library Journal - 04/01/2024 Gr 2–4—There are many legends about the United States presidents. The author successfully separates the facts from the myths. Readers learn that Lincoln did not write the Gettysburg Address on an envelope while traveling to the battlefield, there is no evidence George Washington chopped down a cherry tree, and Kennedy did not call himself a jelly donut at the Berlin Wall. Theodore Roosevelt did watch Lincoln's funeral procession from a window, Jefferson doubled the size of the country with the Louisiana Purchase, and Grant was arrested for speeding while president. Some photos and paintings are included but the volumes are mostly comprised of text on colorful pages. Information is factual and many will find it interesting; more importantly it will negate the perceptions provided by perennial presidential mythology. VERDICT These colorful volumes offer better understanding of presidential mythology and will be of use in school and public libraries. - Copyright 2024 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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