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The #1 New York Times bestseller and New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2017 "Eminently readable but thick with import . . .Grant hits like a Mack truck of knowledge."--Ta-Nehisi Coates,The Atlantic Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling 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 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. Before the Civil War, Grant was flailing. His business ventures had ended dismally, and despite distinguished service in the Mexican War he ended up resigning from the army in disgrace amid recurring accusations of drunkenness. But in war, Grant began to realize his remarkable potential, soaring through the ranks of the Union army, prevailing at the battle of Shiloh and in the Vicksburg campaign, and ultimately defeating the legendary Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Along the way, Grant endeared himself to President Lincoln and became his most trusted general and the strategic genius of the war effort. Grant's military fame translated into a two-term presidency, but one plagued by corruption scandals involving his closest staff members. More important, he sought freedom and justice for black Americans, working to crush the Ku Klux Klan and earning the admiration of Frederick Douglass, who called him "the vigilant, firm, impartial, and wise protector of my race." After his presidency, he was again brought low by a dashing young swindler on Wall Street, only to resuscitate his image by working with Mark Twain to publish his memoirs, which are recognized as a masterpiece of the genre. With lucidity, breadth, and meticulousness, Chernow finds the threads that bind these disparate stories together, shedding new light on the man whom Walt Whitman described as "nothing heroic... and yet the greatest hero." Chernow's probing portrait of Grant's lifelong struggle with alcoholism transforms our understanding of the man at the deepest level. This is America's greatest biographer, bringing movingly to life one of our finest but most underappreciated presidents. The definitive biography,Grantis a grand synthesis of painstaking research and literary brilliance that makes sense of all sides of Grant's life, explaining how this simple Midwesterner could at once be so ordinary and so extraordinary. Named one of the best books of the year by Goodreads -Amazon- The New York Times- Newsday-Book Page-Barnes and Noble- Wall Street Journal Publisher: Penguin Books. Paperback, 1076 Pages. Measures 9.25"x6"x2.25" . Weighs 2 lbs 11 oz. 
Ulysses S. Grant Let Freedom Ring Series

Ulysses S. Grant Let Freedom Ring Series

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The bridgestone Let Freedom Ring series explores American history topics using engaging text, rich images, and authentic sources and documents. These books bring a new perspective to people and events from important periods in America's past. As a civilian, Ulysses S. Grant suffered many failures, uncluding political scandal during his years as president. However, as a soldier, Grant had great success. Ulysses S. Grant reveals the life story of this genius soldier, from his childhood to his Civil War service to his death from throat cancer in 1885. Publisher: Bridgestone Books. Hardcover, 50 Pages. Measures 9.5"x7.25"x0.25" . Weighs 9.7 oz.
Ulysses S. Grant Personal Memoirs Penguin Classics

Ulysses S. Grant Personal Memoirs Penguin Classics

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"The foremost military memoir in the English language, written in a clear, supple style . . . a masterpiece." --Ron Chernow, in Grant Faced with cancer and financial ruin, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his personal memoirs to secure his family's future--and won himself a unique place in American letters. Acclaimed by writers as diverse as Mark Twain and Gertrude Stein, Grant's memoirs demonstrate the intelligence, intense determination, and laconic modesty that made him the Union's foremost commander. Personal Memoirs is devoted almost entirely to his life as a soldier, tracing the trajectory of his extraordinary career from West Point cadet to general-in-chief of all Union armies. With their directness and clarity, his writings on war are without rival in American literature. This edition of Grant's Personal Memoirs includes an indispensable introduction and explanatory notes by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson. Publisher: Penguin Books. Paperback, 674 pages. Measures 5" x 7.75" x 1.25". Weighs 1 lb 0.7 oz.