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An edition of Grant (2017)

Grant

Large print edition
  • 4.00 ·
  • 5 Ratings
  • 27 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 7 Have read
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Publisher
Thorndike Press
Language
English
Pages
1485

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Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Chernow shows in his masterful biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

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2018, Thorndike Press
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2017 October 10, Books on Tape
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2017, Penguin Press
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2017, Penguin Press
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Farmington Hills, MI

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Sphinx talks
Part one: A life of struggle. Country bumpkin ; The darling young lieutenant ; Rough and ready ; The son of temperance ; Payday
Part two: A life of war. The store clerk ; The quiet man ; Twin forts ; Dynamo ; A glittering lie ; Exodus ; Man of iron ; Citadel ; Deliverance ; Above the clouds ; Idol of the hour ; Ulysses the Silent ; Raging storm ; Heavens hung in black ; Caldron of hell ; Chew & choke ; Her satanic majesty ; Dirty boots ; A singular, indescribable vessel
Part three: A life of peace. Soldierly good faith ; Swing around the circle ; Volcanic passion ; Trading places ; Spoils of war ; We are all Americans ; Sin against humanity ; The darkest blot ; A dance of blood ; Vindication ; A butchery of citizens ; The bravest battle ; Let no guilty man escape ; Saddest of the falls ; Redeemers
Part four: A life of reflection. The wanderer ; Master spirit ; A miserable dirty reptile ; Taps.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references pages 1291-1479).

Series
Thorndike Press large print core
Copyright Date
2017

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
973.8/2092, B
Library of Congress
E672 .C47 2018, E672.C47 2018

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
1485 pages (large print)
Number of pages
1485

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26952090M
ISBN 10
143284959X
ISBN 13
9781432849597
LC Control Number
2017051903
OCLC/WorldCat
1008771058, 1037207111
Goodreads
36962246

Work Description

Grant is a 2017 biography of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States, written by American historian and biographer Ron Chernow. Grant, a Union general during the Civil War, served two terms as president, from 1869 to 1877. Chernow asserts that both Grant's command of the Overland campaign and his presidency have been seen in an undeservedly negative light.

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Even as other Civil War generals rushed to publish their memoirs, flaunting their conquests and cashing in on their celebrity, Ulysses S. Grant refused to trumpet his accomplishments in print.
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