How did a boy whose only talent was training horses become the author of a best-selling memoir? How did a man who aspired to be a math teacher become our 18th president? How did a soldier who once resigned from the army because he missed his wife and children ascend to become the highest-ranked and one of the most respected generals during the Civil War? In the December issue, we'll examine the many sides of Ulysses S. Grant's life. During the Civil War, was he a ruthless butcher or a daring commander? In the White House, was he a poor politician or a too-trusting friend? COBBLESTONE (R) takes a closer look at the highs and lows in the life of Ulysses S Grant.