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Author Chernow, Ron, author.

Title Grant / Ron Chernow.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2017.


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Description xxiii, 1074 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most complicated generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age. These stereotypes don't come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments. A biographer at the height of his powers, Chernow has produced a portrait of Grant that is a masterpiece, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency"-- Provided by publisher.
Source B&T 02.2018 PARS
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 1021-1031) and index.
Subject Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
United States. Army -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Presidents & Heads of State.
HISTORY / United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877).
Other Form: Online version: Chernow, Ron. Grant New York : Penguin Press, 2017 9780525521952 (DLC) 2017027493
ISBN 9781594204876

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