Summary of To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 by Bret Baier
THIS IS NOT WRITTEN BY KATIE COURIC
IT IS AN INDEPENDENT PUBLICATION BY Justin Reese
Bret Baier's To Rescue the Republic reveals Ulysses S. Grant's essential yet underappreciated role in preserving the United States during an unprecedented period of division. The book spans the battlegrounds of the Civil War and the violent turmoil of Reconstruction to the forgotten electoral crisis that nearly fractured a reunited nation. Deep with contemporary resonance and brimming with fresh detail that takes readers from the battlefields of the Civil War to the corridors of power where men decided the fate of the nation in back rooms, To Rescue the Republic reveals Grant, for all his complexity, to be among the first rank of American heroes. Soon Southern states vowed to revolt if Tilden was not declared the victor.