Published September 2001
by Gallopade International .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||12|
Ulysses S. Grant. Literary Awards. PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Nominee for Shortlist (), Los Angeles Times Book Prize Nominee for Biography (), Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (), Fletcher Pratt Award (), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History & Biography () Other Editions (17)/5(K). Ulysses S. Grant: His Life and Character by Hamlin Garland Garland was a popular 19th century writer who wrote a one-volume account of Grant’s life. The book was based on extensive interviews. “Grant” is yet another book (like last year’s “American Ulysses,” by Ronald C. White) that means to correct what used to be the conventional wisdom . The #1 New York Times bestseller. New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant/5(23).
Librarian's tip: "Ulysses S. Grant, Eighteenth President of the united states, –" begins on p. 49 Read preview Overview Search for more books and articles on Ulysses S. Grant. When Hiram Ulysses Grant was born, his home state of Ohio was the "far West." Soon after Grant's birth, his father, Jesse R. Grant, moved the family to nearby Georgetown, where he opened a tannery. Growing up, Grant found that he hated the tannery business, but also found that he had a unique. Ulysses S. Grant, original name Hiram Ulysses Grant, (born Ap , Point Pleasant, Ohio, U.S.—died J , Mount McGregor, New York), U.S. general, commander of the Union armies during the late years (–65) of the American Civil War, and 18th president of the United States (–77). The first pages of the book tell of Grant’s rise from a hardscrabble life in Point Pleasant, Ohio. It is a style of American Misery familiar from Mark Twain—the Scotch-Irish-American style.
I’m on my 4th Grant bio in as many weeks, but so far my favorite has been the newest, Ron White’s “American Ulysses,” particularly its treatment of Grant’s world tour, which was by far the best treatment of that phase of his life (aside, of course, from Edwina Campbell’s excellent “Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: Ulysses S. Grant’s Postpresidential Diplomacy,” . The Complete Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Autobiography of a General and U.S. President - Both Volumes, with Illustrations and Maps Ulysses S. Grant $ - $ 'American Ulysses' offers a revisionist portrait of Grant's presidency. The larger point of White’s book, which challenges the reader with detailed dissections of . But just as no one could have predicted Hamilton’s pop trajectory, Chernow’s deep dive on Ulysses S. Grant may defy the odds — just as .