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Author Chernow, Ron, author.

Title Grant [electronic resource] / Ron Chernow.

Publication Info. New York : Penguin Press, 2017.


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 Pittsburg B&T E-Book  EBOOK    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 1074 pages) : illustrations.
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Note Description based on print version record.
Summary Presents a portrait of the Civil War general and eighteenth president, challenging the views of his critics while sharing insights into his prowess as a military leader, the honor with which he conducted his administration, and the rise and fall of his fortunes.
"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.
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: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Chernow, Ron. Grant New York : Penguin Press, 2017 9781594204876 (DLC) 2017025263 (OCoLC)973115556
ISBN 9780525521952 : $65.00
052552195X : $65.00

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