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Grant / Ron Chernow.

Chernow, Ron, author. (Author).
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  • 20 of 33 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kershaw County Library System.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kershaw - Camden Library B GRANT (Text) 33255003418200 Adult Biography Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594204876
  • ISBN: 159420487X
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 1,074 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1021-1031) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885.
United States. Army > Biography.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Generals > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
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