Summary Of Grant And Lee By Bruce Catton

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Grant and Lee
I like the essay, “Grant and Lee” written by Bruce Catton, although I am not a political enthusiast reader. Inconsiderably, I hate talking about it and, more so reading about it. However, this essay gave me a great sense of evaluation. I cannot deny, my negative political perceptions and loss of confidence in politics. Even though, I know so little about the changing aspects of political views on the eighteenth century, I can quite understand and identify how both generals represent their own strength and responsibility as the titans of the Civil War. Both men were the representative of the North and South—inspirational men who helped outline American history. As a matter of fact, I have to dig deep in my thoughts, so I can emphasize the measurement of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee’s integrity and competency.
In any circumstances, Grant wanted to see the country to be unified and stayed together. Deceptively, he was focused on keeping the country together and had no aspiration dividing the people. In the essay, it was written that Grant was the modern man; ready to go on the stage, was the great age of steel and machinery, of crowded cities and
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Lee as a general and a devoted family man. Lee wanted a lower class that provided the workforce for the economy. He fought for his belief that slavery was essential for the economic stability. He was surely a preeminent leader—calm and dignified, but a great authoritative field general. Apparently, Lee had never led troops in combat until suddenly given command of disheartened force. Because of these reasons, he was labeled to be a symbol of a defeated people, he rose above all hostilities and, in the wreckage of his own fortune. Essentially, a peacemaker who did not believe in war as a resolution. It seemed, though, Lee enjoys a reputation in the modern day as someone who counselled acceptance, submission, and

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